Unnatural Exposition – TIP

Writers alway try to justify their exposition to me. When was the last time you encountered a nice hefty chunk of exposition in real life?

Handle exposition like someone walking in to the middle of a movie, asking “what’s going on.” Do you really want to stop watching and explain for ten minutes all the backstory, or just give your friend the minimum key points so he’s not lost and can pick up as it moves along. Always go as short as possible. ▪

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