How do you write exposition in a narrative without making it look like info dumping in both third and first person? When I first wrote the beginning of my sci fi novel, I added a bunch of information during the action to fresh out the setting. It helped me keep writing my story as I wrote some interesting back story information about the characters and their world. But the reviewers said it is all info dumping, which separates the readers from my characters. So I erased all the exposition and kept the plot focus on what my characters are doing. However, I read many sci fi novels written like that for the nerdy readers. But I do understand how info dumping ruins a story. It just helps me keep writing without getting bored. I'm good at writing down many ideas.