There are some areas in a story where you simply have to give an explanation to your reader, but there are some common mistakes and
cliches many writers resort to in order to either avoid using direct narrative exposition, or through poor planning and editing.
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Writing the Popular Novel by Loren Estleman - Review
I picked up this book thinking it would be a specialist book for genre writers, with advice on beginning and sustaining a career in this type of writing. It has a few chapters relevant to genre writers, but is generally yet another beginners' guide on "how to write".
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The technique of
dropping exposition into a story stumps many writers,
experienced or beginner. How do you know when you should tell
the story to get it moving, and when you should
"show" the action?
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