The Problem With Infodumping

The Uncensored Writer

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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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