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-Reblogged- Beware of the Deadly Info Dumps in Your Novel: 3 Signs to Watch For
April 19, 2016, 10:17 am
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The awful info dump…this is one that I have a hard time with in my own writing. Great post by Cindy Fazzi.

Cindy Fazzi

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Countless writing books, articles, and workshops tell us to avoid the deadly “info dumps” and flashbacks when writing a novel. And yet, I recently read two well-publicized literary novels, which to my dismay turned out to be info-dump fests. It took me forever to finish the first book, while I simply gave up on the second. Moral lesson: Beware of info dumps, even if you’re writing literary fiction.

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I would be terrible at this if I was a writer.

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Comment by Walker

Aw I bet you’d do better than you think you would.

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Comment by Katrina

Great reminder. Thanks!

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