Telling (rather than showing) is an effective way to convey information to the reader when done well! In this video I explain the best way to tell information to the reader to avoid boredom and slowing down the story.
Step One: Determine why you’re including the information.
Step Two: Assess whether you need the fact or the story.
Step Three: Determine the minimum the reader needs to know.
Step Four: Assess what the reader needs to know right now (and what can be saved for later).
Step Five: Integrate the information into action by attaching it to something happening in the current scene.
Comment Question: Are there any books that you think manage information (telling) well?
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