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The short answer is no, having a slightly fantastic setting won't make your story harder to fall into, unless you do things that break your readers' willing suspension of disbelief. Rather than write a bunch of stuff about suspension of disbelief, I'll just direct you to this question from a few years back: What breaks suspension of disbelief? My advice ...


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A story set in another world is harder to get into as the differences between what we (the readers) experience compared to what happens to people on the other world. The other answers are incorrect that it has to do with how good of a writer you are. What matters is how well the story you are writing connects to the reader. Plenty of fiction (mostly ...


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ultimately it depends how how good your writing is! Some are able to very fluently create alternative worlds and places and have a natural ability to describe the nuances that matter. So really it comes down to your skill as a writer. But then why do you need to specifically state where it is? Describe your world as a place that will have an earth feel ...



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