Here’s some great tips from the always on-point K.M. Allan that might help you avoid “info dumps” in your next book or current WIP. Enjoy!
When you become a writer, one of the “rules” you’re advised to learn is to avoid info-dumping.
If you haven’t heard of it before, it’s when the writer bombards the reader with everything they think they should know—all at once.
While you might think there’s no way you do that, info-dumping is an easy trap to fall into. It’s one of those writer-blind spots where we can easily see it in other’s work, but don’t notice it in our own.
It can worm its way in like typo gremlins, but here are some likely places you’ll find info-dumping so you can work out ways to avoid it.
5 Ways To Avoid Info-Dumping
Check The Starts
Info-dumping likes to live at the start of things, such as the first chapter, the first introduction of a character, or the first instance of world-building. It sets up home there because the…
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