Suspension of Disbelief

I woke up this morning thinking about the “suspension of disbelief.” 

Odd, I know.

However, I think having that ability is what allows people to enjoy reading fantasy and science fiction. And stories have to be carefully set up and well crafted in order for readers to suspend disbelief.

Do you agree?     

Origin of the term “Suspension of Disbelief” was coined by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1817.  It means the temporary acceptance as believable of events or characters that would ordinarily be seen as incredible. This is usually to allow an audience to appreciate works of literature or drama that are exploring unusual ideas.

This entry was posted in On Writing. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s