Beware of the Deadly Info Dumps in Your Novel: 3 Signs to Watch For

Beware of the Deadly Info Dumps in Your Novel: 3 Signs to Watch For

Countless writing books, articles, and workshops tell us to avoid the deadly “info dumps” and flashbacks when writing a novel. And yet, I recently read two well-publicized literary novels, which to my dismay turned out to be info-dump fests. It took me forever to finish the first book, while I simply gave up on the second. Moral lesson: Beware of info dumps, even if you’re writing literary fiction.

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