Tell Me the Story

One of the worse things to have one character say to another is, “Tell me the story.”

I had the need for a small amount of exposition: a character provides a brief history lesson to explain a current event. This step in the story was planned and outlined, but when I typed “Tell me the story,” I encountered difficulty getting the words of the story right. Three days to create 436 words.

I like the results. With a little more tweaking, the words will be perfect. However, next time, I will avoid “Tell me the story.”

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