This post is so profound. It gives every writer something to think about.
When I’m reading a story, I like learning new words or about situations that I’ve never experienced. But if something sounds outlandish, I will side-eye it and get to Googling to confirm whether accurate. The findings are what determine whether I deem the story or author trustworthy.
My intentions are to write fictional stories that appear as realistic as possible. This makes the stories believable and more likely to draw the reader in. As Jacqui mentioned, building credibility helps to build trust. And my goal is to create the bond that forms a lasting relationship with the reader.
by Jacqui Murray
I went to my bi-weekly writer’s critique group last night. We get submittals ahead of time, gather our thoughts and comments, and then each of us gets 5 minutes during the meeting to share our suggestions. This week, we were reviewing the work of one of my favorite group authors–we’ll call her Mari. She is writing an amazing piece about a family coping with Alzheimer’s. It’s character-driven fiction, but could also be classified as creative non-fiction so detailed and realistic are the scenes.
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