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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:

Natalie Aguirre said...

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

Old Kitty said...

Thank you for a great tip to try! Take care
x

cleemckenzie said...

I agree. Dialog can be immediate scene and keep the reader engaged while you'll setting up what's happened before. Great!

Mart Ramirez said...

Great tip on not over doing it. Totally agree.

Liesel K. Hill said...

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

Sarah Hipple said...

You guys are awesome!