I primarily enjoy writing (and reading) fantasy. It’s wonderful when your head is full of another world, with all the culture and worldbuilding attached.
But getting necessary information about this crazy awesome world across to your reader can be hard. Really, really hard.
The best worldbuilding is done in a steady trickle, so soft the reader doesn’t really know how they know the information. I’m not there yet. Instead of a gently flowing, melodious stream, I often find myself taking a hammer to my readers’ brains and being like, “NOTICE THIS, IT’S IMPORTANT.”
This, my friends, is an infodump.
An infodump is when necessary information…Continue Reading