For remaining entries in the 2012 A-to-Z Challenge, I will be focusing on writing elements that I find important and that I want to incorporate into my work.
Today, the topic is BELIEVABLE.
As a writer of fiction, I lean towards mysteries and speculative fiction. Fiction, by a loose definition, might be "stuff I make up," and so my style of fiction might be "weird, creepy, or other-worldly stuff I make up."
So, first and foremost, before even considering anything else, I want to write stories that my readers believe in. Not that a reader should think my stories are absolutely true, but that they think a story might be. That's where the fun is -- taking the reader into a world where they're willing to suspend their disbelief and enjoy the ride.
Nothing is worse than setting up a story and then having the reader see the strings holding up the spaceships, the hand in the puppet, or the man behind the curtain. My goal is to have no gaping plot holes, no cheesy situations, and no trite characters that cause readers to roll their eyes and quit reading.
So I hope I am always successful at making my stories, no matter how bizarre, still be believable.
You believe me, don't you?
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