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How do I introduce my readers to new words as gracefully as possible?

First, people understand words by context, not by definition. Do not demand that readers memorize definitions, that is a sure fire way to make them put down your story. Instead, you introduce these in ...
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How do I introduce my readers to new words as gracefully as possible?

Depending on your narrator there are different approaches. Here are the two extremes: Omniscient Narrator and Frame Story If your narrator is more of a travel guide for the reader, who shows them ...
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Difficulty describing a complex image in a single sentence

Try describing an evolving scene, a process that took place. By late morning, the warming temperatures evaporated the fog blanketing the hills, revealing a rolling green carpet bursting with ...
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Difficulty describing a complex image in a single sentence

The problem seems to me that you are trying to express one mental image or idea with one single sentence. This leads you to try and create a sentence into which too much information has been ...
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Drafts and Sentence Complexity

Complexity of sentence structure is useful when it conveys and reinforces the complex relationship of what is expressed. The structure only lends mild effects, but it does convey some. For instance, ...
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Drafts and Sentence Complexity

Why do you want complex sentences? Your text will not gain from it. The complexity you should have in your text is complex emotions, complex conflict, complex choices, complex dilemmas and problems, ...
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