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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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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