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What is the purpose of the reference? If it is essential to the reader's understanding of the story that he understands the reference, than I'd be more likely to add some explanation. If it's just a side comment to add a little flavor to the story, then probably not. As What says, you can often easily toss in a couple of words that give the reader at least ...


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If you want to help those among your audience who do not know your references, add "the surrealist painter Salvador Dali" or "blue giant star". Giving not only the name of the object you refer to but adding its category (painter, star) helps readers understand your argument even if they don't know that particular item. How you describe the category ("the ...


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If the references are meaningful to you, keep them. In removing those references in order not to confuse readers, you remove you from the story. My guess: Removing you from the story will remove the very thing that would have attracted readers. Net result: Fewer readers, rather than more. Be yourself, right out loud, right there in your stories. The ...



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