Storytellers: Stephen G. Yanoff

Storytellers is part of my “Literary Luminary” series, featuring insights on writing and publishing straight from the folks who do it for a living. Storyteller Stephen G. Yanoff is a former insurance company executive from Long Island, New York. He worked in Manhattan for over twenty years and became an acknowledged expert in the field of high-risk insurance. His mystery novels and nonfiction history books have won over twenty-five national and international book awards.

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Exposition: How to Avoid the Info Dump

You’ve spent hours building the perfect world for your characters to move through. It’s got every imaginative element you’ve ever wanted, and it’s got the rules and the structure it needs to remain believable in all its fantasy and magic. But now you’re up against another challenge: How do you introduce the audience to your world without overwhelming them with exposition?

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