I'm worried. I'm a few pages in on what I hope will be the final attempt at the first draft of my story, and already I'm putting way more exposition into the story than I'd hoped. It's woven through a scene in which it is important, but it's still baldfaced exposition- I've actually got one paragraph where I step back and explain things to the reader. One paragraph, but I think it's still too much. I'm introducing a magic system, through the eyes of someone who really, really doesn't grasp the peculiarities of it. The scene has action in it- the characters are using a written magic to break into an old, mostly-unused warehouse, and one of the characters, my main, is basically inept at magic and is watching as the other- but I can't help but think there's a better way to explain things. What have you seen that worked in the past? How do you prefer to have magic explained to you?