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    Quote Originally Posted by Malik View Post
    I'm not saying infodump in your prologue. For God's sake, don't infodump. Ever.
    I'm glad someone else said this. Never.
    "The waves and wind still know His name."

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    There are infodumps and infodumps. It's possible to write an infodump as a story in and of itself, and the result can be a nesting of the stories in your novel like Matroyshka dolls; stories inside stories inside stories. It's been pointed out in this thread that if you use humor, it works even better, but the key is the same whether you make it humorous or not: you have to make it something that the reader wants to read.

    An infodump is a poorly-told story inside your story.

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