Is it just me or have audiences/ readers gotten more nitpicky about believability? I picked up a library book the other day called Cinnamon and Gunpowder a rather extraordinary adventure/romance? story about a female pirate who takes a chef hostage back in the 1800s. Comments on Amazon said that is was improbable and chef's were rare back then but they liked it. I thought the idea of fiction was to suspend disbelief but lately it seems as if readers want to find flaws and errors in accuracy. I'm not the best when it comes to research so much so, that my story Moonshot ( I posted a longer clip on a different site ) had a glaring error exposed ( a few actually. ) There is no dark side of the moon. Thank you Pink Floyd. Given that it's an essential part of my story, a metaphor etc. I now have to recreate what is real in such an accurate way that it will appease my audience. I don't mind the challenge. But I sometimes wonder if The Wizard of Oz would ever pass muster nowadays because everyone would complain that Dorothy and Toto and the house wouldn't have survived the twister. Do you worry about believability? How do you handle your improbable moments?