Check out this helpful post from Jean’s Writing blog on how to write good exposition background.
And how to avoid info-dumping?
FYI, I’ve been working on my latest book for the past year and boy-howdy this has been a big issue for me.
Not sure what writing with good exposition is?
It’s like beautiful painting when done right. But done wrong, turns into ugly info-dumping.
Too much information in a story all at once drives me nuts. How to weave it in so the seamlessly so that the reader absorbs the information without distraction, now that takes a little talent and a lot of hard work.
So what is the difference between info-dumping and good exposition?
Bridget over at Now Novel (link below) just wrote a terrific blog post that gives us examples to live by. And for me, this couldn’t come at a better time. I just finished ripping about a thousand words from my WIP because it contained too much info.
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