6 Answered Questions for the topic Realism
Can ‘Stupid’ Characters Make Plot Narratives Memorable?
Characters in movies ‘28 Days Later’, ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ made terrible impulsive choices that cost other characters their lives, but if it weren’t for any of those choices... more
How autobiographical are Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House books?
The [Little House series](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Little_House_on_the_Prairie_books) of books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, including perhaps the most famous *Little House on the Prairie*,... more
Did Shakespeare's audience believe Measure for Measure to be realistic?
In the play _Measure for Measure_ Vincentio, the Duke of Vienna, leaves his city in the charge of a judge while he goes on a "diplomatic mission". It transpires that he has not, in fact, left the... more
What's the purpose of people shouting "Hello" into the phone several times after they've clearly been disconnected?
This is usually done with a landline phone. The character calls someone or someone is calling him, they talk for a while and then for any reason the other person hangs up earlier than the character... more
Is it really as easy to knock someone out in real life as in the movies?
As a child I watched (with my father) a boxing match which lasted 12 rounds. At the end neither fighter resembled his previous pretty self, but nobody got knocked out either.I just watched Terra... more
Rewriting a scifi story to fit with actual science, should I do it as I go?
Rewriting a scifi story to fit with actual science, should I do it as I go, or just write first and make the needed changes while editing?My world exists in my mind, clear and palpable. but I am... more