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Writer’s Reference Guide: Albatross

The albatross is a well-known figure in literature thanks to Coelridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner. How much do you actually know about these seabirds? Check out some quick facts about the birds that can fly for days and live for sixty years or more! Name. Albatross is used to refer to any large sea… Continue reading Writer’s Reference Guide: Albatross

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Writer’s Research Guide Introduction

I think almost every writer has had that moment they’ve gone to check something—usually inane little details—and three hours later they found themselves down a rabbit hole on the exact physics behind a fire tornado. In the best case, you’ve found the detail you needed and remembered what it was for. In the worst and… Continue reading Writer’s Research Guide Introduction

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Exposition

In storytelling, exposition has two meanings. The first is the opening portion of your plot arc. That is, where your story begins. The second is the one I want to touch on today. The second use of exposition is the information needed for a story to make sense. That second part covers a lot of… Continue reading Exposition