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Tag Archive for ‘explanations and expositions’

Nineteen Eighty-Four at LibraryThing

The Famous Thirteen

The very first paragraph of George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four tells attentive readers quite a lot about the setting without explaining anything.

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Resistance is NOT Futile

For the exposition, it is extra hard to resist the Urge to Explain. But try! The greatest story idea is worthless if you hack it to death right at the start.