067 - Chet Olmec
My point is: Writing What You Know is boring. This is speculative fiction and it's your duty to speculate. You can write about things you know, but take it a bit further, or you can write about things other people know and be wrong in a good way. Or you can be goofy and make silly voices. All Good, so long as you have at least one foot out of your comfort zone.
Also, if you don't know it all, you're less inclined to bore your reader by showing your work. Nobody likes a lot of info-dumping, and your readers will forgive a few minor factual errors if you've got a good story going. And the ones who won't wouldn't really be your target audience anyways. You can rope them in with your dry articles in Harvard Business Review.
I'm going to double down on the Meso-American elephant, a species of elephant obviously hunted to extinction by the cursed conquistadors. There is no way that this did not exist and I'm sure we'll find proof of it at some point, wait for it...
Gasp! Absolute proof as long as you do no basic research!
250 words? Yes
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