I had an idea earlier to day while I was in my C++ programming class. Rather than go off in the middle of a chapter or in the middle of the story to explain a group of characters or a place, at the beginning or end of each chapter I would have a little paragraph of trivia or info about the universe of the story. I've always enjoyed having thigns explained to me, but I find it annoying in the middle of the story to have to get a two or three paragraph long explaination of something. To avoid it and still get that expansion on the universe of the story, I could have a little paragraph or two at the end of the chapter that is just a bit of information to explain something that may need clarification. For those who want to know they can read through it, or if the reader doesn't care they can skip over it because it is irrelevant to the plot. What do you think of the idea? I would be worried that it would pull the reader out of the story at an inoppurtune moment. I don't really need it but it would be a way to expand on the universe around the characters without burdening the reader with explainations in the middle of the story.