Beginnings in realistic fiction

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The beginning of a realistic fiction story should begin as a real life story begins.  Following the rules of writing effective opening scenes is vital so that readers will be able to suspend disbelief.  Readers must be grounded in the

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Suspending disbelief in realistic fiction

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Most readers will have an easier time suspending disbelief while reading realistic fiction than while reading genres such as science fiction or horror.  But creating believable characters and story in a realistic fiction novel may not be so

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Press Release for Discovery of an Eagle

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Traverse vividly described landscapes, meet colorful characters, experience the transformative power of a journey in the new realistic fiction novel, Discovery of an Eagle! http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1184243 http://ow.ly/DvSJ6    

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Humor in realistic fiction

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I find a lot of humor in life and because realistic fiction mirrors real life, I incorporate humor into my stories wherever possible and or appropriate.  I express humor through dialogue, situations and description as in the opening scene

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Themes in realistic fiction: Music

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Music is a theme in both of my previous realistic fiction novels and will be a major theme in my forthcoming novel. In Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees, Silvia listens to music while she paints. Music inspires her:  “The music

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