In the creative writing activity we did last class, we wrote down several aspects that differentiate adventure narratives from a simple retelling of a past experience. Every aspect we mentioned made sense from the incorporation of vivid detail to the addition of dialogue between characters, which have generally made for effective adventure narratives in our books throughout the semester. One of the key differences is the act of embellishing/dramatization of a story. Albanov kept a diary on his 235 mile journey after he left the Saint Anna. In the introduction by David Roberts, he mentions that Albanov “In his book, he recasts the narrative as that diary, though without doubt the entries have been enhanced and polished” (pg. xix).I thought it was righteous to admit that there is certainly a level of enhancement that takes place when writing an adventure narrative, even if a direct account of the experience is being used (i.e. a diary). It is almost impossible to recount a story objectively as it is happening because the act of writing down an experience requires the filtering of said experience through the writer’s mind and thus a completely objective adventure narrative is nearly impossible.