Greetings from the Hermit WRiter.
The writer can’t just tell ... must dramaticize values, choices, attitudes via ....
- Exposition – explain after you have SHOWN the impact; only to show new perspective
- May appear detached, slow the pace
- Must punch, to elevate from surrounding story (formal, figurative) – do not break tone
Avoid character contradictions (that stretch credibility).
Gems from Nancy Kress in Write Great Fiction.