The Literary Mercenary
Every story needs exposition; there's no way around it. Whether you're writing a gritty, modern thriller in the heart of New York City, or your tale takes place in a fanciful kingdom several worlds away, you need to explain to your audience just what the hell is going on.
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How to Avoid the Dreaded Exposition Dump
The Literary Mercenary is back, and this week it's Notes From the Editor's Desk, giving writers all the tricks of the trade. For those looking to avoid the page 5 info dump common to many novels, roll up your sleeves and fire up the backhoe. This might take a little sweat.