The part where everything is explained

We all know the part. Whether it’s movies, books or tv shows, often the story builds up all the intrigue and mystery until a breaking point, where all the answers burst forth. This can be satisfying, or overwhelming, or confusing, or boring. All depending on how well you do it.

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World seems to be doing it through pages and pages of dialogue. One character explaining to another, in great detail, all the things that have been going on, is not as interesting as it could be. Well, I can tell by the look in your eye that you’ve never seen the man with nothing to say. But it doesn’t mean it all has to be talking!

It’s hard to avoid these exposition scenes, or explanation scenes. But I really dislike them. As a result, lots of my writing probably ends up confusing or vague. But I think I’d rather something be a little confusing, over a lot of telling.

Maybe a matter of personal taste!


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