Which is to say, I was looking at the Hobbit, and that right there is quite an infodump. Pages and pages about hobbit holes and the like, and why do we put up with it? 11 more words
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I’m finding that I like to go back and do revisions on a piece as I go, rather than waiting for the End.
I look for tense problems, awkward working, MRUs, conversation that seems stilted or out of place, observations that do not contribute to flow of the narrative, infodumps (even microdumps) and the dreaded author’s opinion peeking out. 713 more words
Next on my book pile: 2011’s debut novel from Ernest Cline, Ready Player One. It’s a few decades into the future, and as real life is far from ideal most of humanity prefers to spend its time in a haptically enhanced virtual universe created by a now-dead reclusive videogame genius billionaire. 439 more words
“1) No third-person omniscient Third-person omniscient used to be the default mode for a lot of novelists — a lot of the classics of literary fiction as well as science fiction are written in third person omniscient. 587 more words