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WRITER FUEL: There’s a Mineral Named “Dave”

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Welcome to the latest installment of “Writer Fuel – cool real-world stories that might inspire your little writer heart. Check out our Writer Fuel page on the LimFic blog for more inspiration. Today: Within a diamond hauled from deep beneath Earth’s surface, scientists have discovered the first example of a never-before-seen mineral. Named davemaoite after … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: Ghost Ships Rise From the Atlantic

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Welcome to the latest installment of “Writer Fuel – cool real-world stories that might inspire your little writer heart. Check out our Writer Fuel page on the LimFic blog for more inspiration. Today:    Seismic activity from an underwater volcano near Tokyo has raised two dozen “ghost ships” — sunk after one of World War II’s … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: Earth Tipped On Its Side 84 Million Years Ago

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Welcome to the latest installment of “Writer Fuel – cool real-world stories that might inspire your little writer heart. Check out our Writer Fuel page on the LimFic blog for more inspiration. Today:   Earth has not always been upright. Turns out, the planet’s crust tipped on its side and back again around 84 million years … Read more

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WRITER FUEL: There’s A Billion Years of Rock Missing In The Grand Canyon

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We’re launching a brand new feature on Liminal Fiction – “Writer Fuel – cool real-world stories that might inspire your little writer heart. Today: The Grand Canyon is a layer cake of geological history, with rocks stacked neatly upon one another as they were laid down millions of years ago. That is, until you get … Read more

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Writer Fuel: Icelandia

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We’re launching a brand new feature on Liminal Fiction – “Writer Fuel – cool real-world stories that might inspire your little writer heart. Today: Iceland may be the last exposed remnant of a nearly Texas-size continent — called Icelandia — that sank beneath the North Atlantic Ocean about 10 million years ago, according to a … Read more