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The Difference Between Exposition and Set-Ups

Apr 08, 2010

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robertofrancacine: This is perfect.
at Sep 09, 2014 - 3:22 PM
Thanks, Mckee.
at Feb 23, 2011 - 6:43 PM
uh-oh! I just thought of a piece of exposition I  used recently that doesn't really set up for anything in the future of the story but which does explain a relationship: that Harry and Maria were once married but are now divorced. This is solely for the sake of supporting a dialogue between Maria and her mother. The only use it would have in the future of the story is making Maria free to get involved with Kert, which she would also be if she had never been married. Is this sloppy storytelling?
Birddog: Good Question
at Apr 15, 2010 - 10:27 PM
Good question
murdyk wrote
at Apr 08, 2010 - 5:16 PM
How can a writer effectively use historical exposition without placing it in the mouths of the characters who may or may not know the information.

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