How to avoid writing exposition dialogue?

I need some hints and tips on scoping out obvious dialogue that contains exposition. I also want to learn how to avoid that.

"Don't do it" - like a Microsoft error message, accurate but unhelpful... Would I be right in thinking that what you mean is "how do I pass information to the reader without doing it in expository dialogue?" I don't claim to be an expert on this, but if there's something I want the reader to know, I try to steer the story in such a way that it seems natural for the character(s) to do or see or think about or talk about whatever it is. One way is for one of the characters to be unfamiliar with whatever it is, so that another character has to explain it to him. Another way is for the character to be familiar with it, but make some mistake, so that another, more experienced character yells at him and has to fix it. ("You idiot! How can you not know that you have to combobulate the oojamaflip *before* you disintermediate the convolution matrix?! If I hadn't spotted it, Nameless Terrors from the Dungeon Dimensions could have ripped a hole in the fabric of spacetime and even broken the Fourth Wall!" (Err... don't write dialogue like that. But you see what I mean, I hope.))

How to include a fairytale from a collection in a bibliography?

I'm so confused. I'm writing a bibliography for my essay and don't really know how to do it properly.

The fairytale is "Cinderella" by the Grimm Brothers and i got it from a book by Maria Tatar called "The Classic Fairytales". The fairytale was first pulished in 1812 but it was translated by maria tatar in 1999 and published by W.W Norton & Company Inc.

How do i write that?

Do it as if the fairy tale was a short story.

How to write a love story/ how to get good ideas for one?

I want to write a love story for my characters in my novel but I'm having trouble coming up with some ideas. I want a story that has emotion and will cause my readers to actually "feel" something. Every time I think up some ideas, I feel they're either too cliche/overused or just flat out boring.

Any tips/ suggestions?

Thank you ;U;.

This is my first time actually making up stories so I'm pretty much a newbie here.

Even writing a simple love story is a complicated thing to teach, as there are many aspects to writing fiction. It sounds like you have characters already, which is a good start. What do you know about them? They will have separate lives before they meet and before the story begins. Figure that out. Also, they will have some internal quality that the other one is attracted to, like courage or kindness, and then they'll probably both be "hot," as they usually are in teen lit, which I'm assuming you're going for. As for ideas, there is nothing new under the sun. In fact, that old saying is REALLY old; it's from Ecclesiastes and was written I believe around 3,000 years ago. How many vampire love stories are out there these days? How about humans falling for vampires or werewolves or some other supernatural creature? How many take place in a small town? A big city? Today? The Middle Ages? It's not so much a new idea that you need as it is fresh writing, solid reasons for everything that happens, characters that seem real, and perhaps some nice twists. Scroll down to where it says Quick Writing Tips and then read the posts from bottom to top, or go to the navbar on the right and click on Collections, then on Writing Tips. Have a look. It might be what you need. The most important thing is that you don't allow yourself to succomb to discouragement. It takes humans on average a year to learn to walk, and then another year or two of constant practice until they can run with bent knees. Keep writing. Keep rewriting. If you can't seem to get the love story down, work on something else, then come back to the love story.

How to write a story in the dogs point of view?

I don't know where to start. I wanted to put it in the dogs point of view. It's supposed to be about animal abuse but I wanted to start it off without the abuse. Making the dog love him. So if you could give me some advice, hints, tips, examples, anything really that could help me with the story. Thanks in advance.

Remember not to write a story with a human in a dog suit. You have to think like a dog. Watch a dog and think about how it thinks about the world at only two feet off the ground.

How to add another character to my story without making the story silly?

I already have 8 characters but I would like to add one more. What are some good ideas for a character? Its an alien type story.

Make it a serious character with a dark, complicated past who at first wants nothing to do with the main character.

How to involve a character in your novel?

I want my character to be involved in my action novel, any ideas? Something exciting, or maybe help with something inspiring? When I say character I mean not the main one but the main guy will have a crush on her.

A villain, a colleage of the villain with mixed intentions, a traitor. Some associate/leader of some secret organization. (kinda cliched though) Maybe they need extra help for some problem they're trying to solve, e.g. Deciphers some special code, mountain guide, a helicopter pilot they hire.. An assassin...

How to get reads on wattpad and fanfiction?

I recently posted my first story on both wattpad and fanfiction, and I'm really eager to get some reads. I spent time reading over it and editing it and so far it's been a day and I've only gotten one read. I added a few tags just a couple of minutes ago, so maybe that could help but any other ideas?

If you want, I could tell all my 6K + followers on twitter to read it. Hmu , my username is @paynesperfect1D (:

How to end a story where the main protagonist dies?

I am writing a short story for school and i dont know how to end it. In the story the main protagonist dies in the crusaids. This character had a friend who went to the main characters funeral. On his way home from the funeral he passed by his dead friends shop. Can anybody give me some help on how i could end it? You dont need to finish the story for me just a little help. Thanks in advance!!!

Someone else is moving into the shop. Boxes are being carried in, ready for the new owners and the live'in of the flat above. The old sign, his sign, has been discarded on the pavement. I went over to it, and rubbed mud off the green sign, smiling. 'You will never be forgotten.' Or... I kicked a small stone as I walked, hands in pockets, along the street. Suddenly, my feet stopped as if on autopilot. I was outside his shop. My eyes did a once-over of the once cheerful barbers. The bright paint was now peeling, not being cared for in all the time he had been in the crusades. The sign creeked as it swung back and forth in the cool wind. The door handle was rusty. I smiled at the shop and did a small salute, my eyes watery as I willed myself to carry on walking. Now the memorial service was over, and my friend had been laid to rest, I could try, just try, to move on. I didn't look back. I didn't have to.

How to incorperate poetry in a zombie novel?

I'm 13, and writing a zombie apocalyptic novel, but I want to incorperate poetry into it (not the rhyming kind obviously). I just want the readers to feel the characters emotions, and understand what's going on. Poetry is very emotion-driven, and tells alot of story, and I want to put that into my book. So if you could please give an example, it would be easier to understand, and possibly some tips. Thanks in advance.

Haiku ! 5 syllables 7 syllables and then 5 syllables. The dark rises. Lovers fear night. Birth undead. Or, plague undieing. Chemical Armageddon . A pungent Sickness . I think that would be a great way to start a chapter it could reflect the previous chapter or for tell the next one. Also if you made one of the main characters a poet , you could really sneak in some poetry that way.

How to write a literary analysis comparing and contrasting two authors?

I have an English lit assignment to write a literary analysis comparing and contrasting two authors but when I submitted my outline she said to make sure it wasn't a biography about their lives. How else am I supposed to compare and contrast them then? Any ideas? I need as much help as possible.

She probably doesn't want you to compare and contrast their lives. She wants you to compare and contrast their writing -- the subjects they write about, the ideas they express, their writing styles, etc. Some biographical details might be relevant, but your main focus should be on the writing, not just the life stories of the writers.

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