Only by mastering exposition will the next superstar of fiction rise to the top of the New York Times Bestseller list. Combined with narrative summary, this powerful tool can’t be beat.
Josh and Scott discuss some things they have learned about exposition and narrative summary, including the differences between the two.
In the book, Self-editing for Fiction Writers, by Renni Browne and Dave King, there is the important admonition to write using immediate scenes. Browne and King also discuss the fact that the much maligned technique of narrative summary is necessary in some cases. Josh and Scott agree, and expound meaningfully on the best way to use all three tools.
Does every writer love writing immediate scenes? The world might be a better place if they did, but either way, the craft of fiction is complex and nothing can be excluded so long as a good story is told.
Write a good story, that is the bottom line according to Josh and Scott! Now go forth and fight exposition wherever you find it!
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