The taboo of stereotypes in realistic fiction

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Stereotypes are bad in any type of fiction, but the presence of stereotypes in realistic fiction is especially bad as they don’t exist in real life.  I started writing the Greco Family Trilogy partly in an effort to dispel the negative

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Characters’ Motivations in Realistic Fiction

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Realistic fiction mirrors real life and so characters’ motivations should mirror peoples’ motivations in real life. In real life, people are motivated by their wants and desires for such things as happiness, success and love.

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Believable Dialogue in Realistic Fiction

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Readers of realistic fiction will not be able to suspend disbelief if dialogue is not believable. Dialogue must flow naturally from the mouths of the characters and must be in keeping with the qualities, characteristics and motivations of

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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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