A story has to have a background, right? And that background needs explaining, but when it comes to writing exposition I'm terrible, and find that I very quickly grow bored, frustrated and dispondant. This results, inevitably, with me giving up in a sulk. I'm the same when I'm reading it too. I find it very labourious and heavy, and can't wait for the action and/or dialogue to start. Only then can I really get into the plot. But at some point in my story, whether that be a short or my umpteeth novel attempt (one day I'll get beyond 25, 000 words) I'll have to write passages of exposition. Any tips or help on getting through this element of fiction writing?