What We Can Learn from Lee Child & Jack Reacher A master lesson in handling exposition in mystery/suspense
Exposition: a discourse of information. Often necessary, but also challenging to handle skillfully.
In an earlier post for mystery writers, I talked a little bit about the value of resisting the urge to lecture your readers on what you might have learned in the course of researching your story or what you might know from your own in-the-trenches experiences. The premise behind this advice is that readers–and fans of mystery/suspense in particular–generally read in hopes of being entertained rather than educated. A […]