I HATE reading boring exposition. I know it’s sometimes necessary. But come on! Do I REALLY want to read four hideously LONG pages of the “rules” of your story’s special snowflake universe? Umm…no.
Anyway, I’ve been playing with my storyboard this afternoon, trying to figure out how to NOT be THAT writer when I had a funny conversation with my kiddo. I think I will “borrow” this conversation and slip it into my work in progress. I needed a “Pope in the Pool” moment, a funny way to hide a bit of exposition.
What’s “Pope in the pool?” Check out Jo-Ann Carson’s post to find out more. I think she did an excellent job of explaining one way to hide exposition in your novel.
Thank you, Jo-Ann Carson, for your insightful information!