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  1. Elena Gleason
    August 3, 2010 @ 10:22 pm

    Great post, Sarah!

    I’m horrible at writing exposition, so I avoid writing bad exposition by writing it extremely minimally. I try to slide in little details with the action. (“I don’t know, Bob,” Alice said, nervously running her fingers over the smooth leaves of her hands. “I never considered leaving Mars…”) If I find myself writing more than a few sentences of exposition in a row, I often stop myself to consider whether I couldn’t offer the information in a different way. I only write straight paragraphs of exposition if there really isn’t another choice.

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