“Treat exposition like you’re having sex with a swamp creature. It’s crass and shameful and should be done as hastily and as hurriedly as possible.”
This is a pretty good example of what you are going to find in Chuck Wendig’s Damn Fine Story. Jocularity and slightly off humor that I appreciate and embrace.
Unlike some other books on writing I’ve read, and a lot of writing advice I see passed down, Wendig’s approach is accessible, hilarious, and distilled down in a way that enforces his message that stories are just that: stories. Sometimes they have deeper meaning, and sometimes they’re just damn fine stories we like to tell. And that’s okay!
Highly recommend, regardless of your preferred fiction medium (novel, short story, playwriting, etc.).
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