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Friday, April 5 • 10:15am - 11:30am
1F: Revealing Exposition FULL
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In writing fiction, exposition can be useful in providing the reader with necessary character description and additional contextualizing information. Sometimes, though, too much exposition (or too little) can alter how the reader engages with the story overall.  

In this session, we’ll look at examples from short fiction and novel excerpts, and study how each writer “reveals" exposition. We’ll focus on how such information can be withheld to produce narrative momentum in the current, presented action, and we’ll also look at how explicit information might be, instead, presented implicitly, thereby creating more tension in the story.

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Jon Pineda

Jon Pineda is the author of the novel Let's No One Get Hurt (Picador, 2019), originally published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. His other books include the memoir Sleep in Me, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and Library Journal "Best Books of 2010" pick; the... Read More →

Friday April 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am EDT
Cabot Room - 4th Floor