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Apr 12, 2018 at 8:40 answer added Favna timeline score: 4
Apr 11, 2018 at 20:41 comment added zr00 @DavidDoyle in that case, especially considering Adam Davis's comment, perhaps you could edit the question. Although it seems you've accepted an answer, a better question could help others searching for the answer.
Apr 11, 2018 at 3:49 comment added Headcrab Isn't that done in fiction quite often and without breaking any "walls"? From what I remember, the authors usually present it as a character's dream/delusion/hallucination: Stephen King in "Pet Sematary", movies like "Mulholland Drive" and "1408".
Apr 11, 2018 at 2:05 comment added Raystafarian The Martian, I thought, was very funny with only a narrator's internal dialogue, but I'm no writer.
Apr 10, 2018 at 21:59 comment added corsiKa Like so many things, there is no magic flashing light that goes off when you've broken the fourth wall, nor is there a line in the sand that "if you do this, you're on one side and when you do that, you're on the other side." I'm not sure this is a truly answerable question, and I'm not sure (no offense, just speaking objectively) if it's a good question - to what end are you concerned about breaking the fourth wall? How are things different if you arbitrarily have or have not done so? I believe this needs revision.
Apr 10, 2018 at 17:01 answer added user30522 timeline score: 1
Apr 10, 2018 at 15:27 answer added Ruadhan2300 timeline score: -1
Apr 10, 2018 at 14:29 answer added hszmv timeline score: 2
Apr 9, 2018 at 23:26 vote accept David Doyle
Apr 9, 2018 at 23:26 vote accept David Doyle
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Apr 9, 2018 at 23:21 vote accept David Doyle
Apr 9, 2018 at 23:26
Apr 9, 2018 at 23:20 vote accept David Doyle
Apr 9, 2018 at 23:21
Apr 9, 2018 at 23:19 comment added David Doyle @zarose that is what I was asking. exactly.
Apr 9, 2018 at 21:23 comment added Engineer Toast @HughMeyers I joined this site specifically so I could make note of your James Thurber reference.
Apr 9, 2018 at 20:52 answer added user30789 timeline score: 1
Apr 9, 2018 at 20:28 answer added Kirk timeline score: 3
Apr 9, 2018 at 19:41 answer added elliot svensson timeline score: 3
Apr 9, 2018 at 18:00 comment added zr00 My gut says, "yes, that breaks the fourth wall", but what about the case of a first-person narrator, especially an unreliable one? Is that considered breaking the fourth wall since the narrator is already addressing the reader?
Apr 9, 2018 at 17:57 answer added D_Bester timeline score: 1
Apr 9, 2018 at 16:09 comment added hszmv So, for clarity sake, would you accept an answer where the author, while doing press for an upcoming work, hints at something happening in the work, causing the fans to go nuts, only to see that the author properly phrased himself or herself to allow for a different outcome than anticipated? Or does the joking have to be contained within the context of the story?
Apr 9, 2018 at 15:45 comment added NeutronStar Terry Pratchett comes to mind as a good example of this.
Apr 9, 2018 at 15:24 comment added Joshua If the scene is in a hexagonal room it would be the sixth wall that is broken.
Apr 9, 2018 at 15:02 answer added rm -rf slash timeline score: 10
Apr 9, 2018 at 14:58 comment added Adam Davis This question is very open ended, and could have a million solutions and answers. Can you narrow down the scope by describing the intended or desired narrative point of view?
Apr 9, 2018 at 14:29 comment added Hugh Meyers I'm not sure if this is exactly what you're asking about, but here's a famous short story that consists largely of imaginary situations: newyorker.com/magazine/1939/03/18/… .
Apr 9, 2018 at 11:01 answer added Chronocidal timeline score: 8
Apr 9, 2018 at 9:23 history tweeted twitter.com/StackWriting/status/983274252798496769
Apr 9, 2018 at 9:00 answer added user19004 timeline score: 4
Apr 9, 2018 at 7:53 history edited Secespitus CC BY-SA 3.0
Fixed capitalization
Apr 9, 2018 at 7:37 answer added ItWasLikeThatWhenIGotHere timeline score: 2
Apr 9, 2018 at 6:56 answer added Morfildur timeline score: 43
Apr 9, 2018 at 5:54 answer added user29032 timeline score: 26
Apr 9, 2018 at 1:53 history asked David Doyle CC BY-SA 3.0