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Tip Tuesday #139

Tip Tuesday features writers' tips on craft, research, querying, blogging, marketing, inspiration, and more. If you'd like to send in a tip, please e-mail me at agentspotlight(at)gmail(dot)com.

Today's Tuesday Tip was sent in by Sarah Hipple, an MG/YA writer. This is Sarah's first tip on Literary Rambles, so make sure you say "hi!" and visit her shiny new writing blog.

When you're introducing a lot of back story or world building, it can help the flow to break it up with a (relevant) conversation. That way the reader doesn't get bogged down in too many dense paragraphs of text. Especially if you're in the beginning of your novel, the conversation can give the reader a little break and help the reader connect more with your characters by seeing how they behave and speak.

~Sarah Hipple

6 comments:

  1. Great tip Sarah. It's always hard to balance how to get the info in without it being a big info dump.

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  2. Thank you for a great tip to try! Take care
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  3. I agree. Dialog can be immediate scene and keep the reader engaged while you'll setting up what's happened before. Great!

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  4. Great tip on not over doing it. Totally agree.

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  5. Awesome tip! I'm doing world building right now for a new project and I've been brainstorming how to introduce all the details without bogging the narrative down, so this tip is especially helpful to me. Thanks a million! :D

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