So I have a bad tendency of utilizing the tried-and-true info dump. That stagnant, wordy paragraph that simply tells the reader a key story element, as opposed to revealing it in a more colorful, attention-grabbing way. Info dumps are like the color of dirty dish water. One way I have learned to avoid it (and i am sure the most common) is to explain an element in the universe through a conversation. It takes away the formality of describing things and trying to sound eloquent but more times than not sounding boring as hell, and makes it feel more natural in the world. I know there are other ways around info dumping, showing and not telling, etc, just looking for a few more tips on not totally killing the vibe with this boring crap plaguing my story!