“I learned a long time ago if there’s anything
in a book that sounds a false note the reader
will disbelieve all of the book.”
~Evan Hunter aka Ed McBain
We’ve all heard this one. Facts in fiction matter! No matter how fantastical your world, it’s got to have rules that the characters live by. Lose credibility and you lose the “suspension of disbelief” that keeps your reader engaged and satisfied. We need buy-in through the illusion of reality.
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