February 28th, 2012

Looking for advice on how to write a dystopian?

Two writers who sold dystopian trilogies share tips and tricks.

While I love dystopians, I’m reading one right now that in the middle did not hurdle the two biggest problems I see in them:

1. big plot holes (sometimes how the world got to be the way it is makes no sense)

2. one character explaining at length to another character how they got where they are (including lengthy paragraphs that appeal to all five senses, AKA talking like no one you’ve ever heard in real life), otherwise known as an info dump, or, if it’s something both characters already know, “as you know, Bob” dialog).

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