So I was thrilled to listen to literary agent Jill Marr's suggestions on how to do that during her "Exposition versus Dialogue" presentation at the All Write Now! Conference.
Here are the ten takeaways I plan to focus on from list she discussed:
* Write it down then go back over the telling part and change to show.
* Start as late as you can in the plot.
* Lock up back story and let out only when needed.
* Don’t have two characters talking about what they already know.
* Don’t use quotes on an entire page.
* Fold exposition in like eggs into a batter.
* Don’t give up great heaps of information.
* Dialogue has to ring true.
* Use italics for interior dialogue.
* Don't use he said/she said if it's obvious who is speaking.
How about you: Do you find any of the above suggestions helpful when writing fiction?