S33 Bonus – It’s Okay to Info Dump, If You Do It Right

There may come a time in your writing where you simply can’t avoid the exposition. Some piece of history may need to be explained, or you need to discuss the magic and what’s possible. The trick is to do it in such a way that makes the reader want it, which then helps them not even realize it’s an info dump.

When you need to explain some bit of the story, you should still keep it short. Keep it relevant. And most helpfully, make sure you’ve prompted the reader to question the topic before you ever need to explain it. In this bonus episode, we talk about the best practices for including necessary exposition without making your readers bored or annoyed.

First aired June 25, 2022.

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