Dialogue

EXPOSITION

Some dialogue "exposes" information the reader/viewer needs in order to understand the action of the story. Ideally, such dialogue would be written in such a way as to spur other characters into action (see David Ball). You can have characters argue over the information instead of presenting it straightforwardly. Use humor. Dream up interesting ways to deliver exposition, in terms of character reaction, word choice, etc. Or lose your audience.

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