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The Writer's Lens - E26: Have We Romanticized "Darkness" In Our Stories?
Darkness - the absence of light. Or - as some writers will tell you - a clever way to make something sound interesting.
The word dark is often used to describe something mysterious. What lies in the dark is unknown. It can strike fear in the hearts of those who venture in. It can also be the catalyst for an exciting adventure. And, most recently, a way to invite avid readers into a surreal world.
In this episode, I take a deeper look at why "darkness" has become more and more popular among storytellers. How describing something as dark doesn't always mean the same thing. And how I've found ways to use dark in my own work, specifically in my book, The Road To Mars.
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