Mon
Aug 7 2017 7:15am

Do You Find Mistaken Identity Plots Believable?

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The mistaken identity is always a tricky plot device to pull off. When it's done well, however, it's done marvelously! What needs to happen for you to believe in a mistaken identity? Does setting help the credibility? Does mistaken identity work better in historical or contemporary, perhaps? 

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Heather Waters
1. HeatherWaters
I've read some great ones in historical, where it's easier to pull off, say, the reveal of an identical twin. With social media today, everyone knows everyone's business!

But yeah, I quite like them, especially when I'm in on the secret from the beginning. Builds suspense and anticipation.
Elizabeth Halliday
2. Ibbitts
I believe what is written on the page. It's the world I want to be in when I'm reading. That's why I read fiction.
If the book description says, "true to life" or, "ripped from the headlines", I avoid that book altogether. I have plenty of real life in my real life. If I wanted more, I would be reading non-fiction instead of fiction.
So...
Hello, Author! Tell me a story. It can be odd, or unrealistic, or even silly. Entertain me with your words. I'll believe you!
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