Posted on 05/13/2022 at 09:30 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You know what bad exposition in a novel looks like, because it's often referred to an info dump.

But you might feel like your hands are tied, in a way, especially if you write science fiction or fantasy, because how else will readers understand the world you've invented?

Dave Chesson is ready to set you free, however.

He clarifies what exactly exposition is, explains why it's essential to a story (if you didn't already realize that), and then shares examples of and advice about strong exposition in a novel.

Categories: Behind the scenes

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