How do you balance creative story telling with historical accuracy and how do you balance American exceptionalism against sounding like propaganda?

The word ‘balance’ tells you how you do it in both instances. You do the balancing yourself and you choose how to do the balancing act. For the ‘propaganda’ part of the question, I can’t say it often enough. Use deep point of view, using the word ‘I’ if necessary for the first draft in …

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