Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Need to Know

I spent yesterday afternoon rewriting chunks of my last novel. As alteraius pointed out, I'd included too much exposition, too much background material. It was making the texture lumpy.

A writer needs to know all that explanatory stuff, but only so  he can keep the foreground narrative clear and consistent. It's a mistake to burden the reader with it.

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