Elements of Fiction (78)

Element 78: Exposition

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The dictionary definition of Exposition is “The part of a play or a work of fiction in which the background to the main conflict is introduced.” The backstory in other words, a crucial element if the reader is to understand — to the degree you wish him or her to understand — the story.

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