The Problem With Infodumping

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I’ve been thinking about how one  properly infodumps in a story. Which way is the right way? How much is too much? How many times should one do a proper infodump? Then I realised that the answer is pretty much obvious.

You don’t infodump… Ever…

Now I should probably just clarify what infodumping is before we go further. Infodumping is the act of, well, dumping a boatload of information on the reader for the purpose of exposition, backstory, or a number of other things. This is considered by most writers to be bad writing and it’s clear to see why.

Instead of showing…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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