The Story Comes First: Everything Else Is A Slow Second

The first, most important part of handling exposition is realizing that it’s going to need handling. Once you’re aware of that, you won’t be as easily tempted to break off in the middle of an opening or crisis to treat the reader to a completely unnecessary lecture on how the protagonist was frightened by a big dog in childhood or on the history of the building where the murder happened to take place. Second, readers are only interested in explanation … Learn More →