The Art of Revealing Backstory


The past informs the future. The people who populate your stories have a past, and that past dictates, or at the very least informs, their actions.

Sharing backstory is tricky. Share too much information, or share it before readers care about your characters, and your readers will likely lose interest.

To write a page-turner, every sentence must propel the story forward via incident or character interactions, and backstory takes us out of the action, slowing the pace.

To reveal backstory effectively, you need to first assess which aspects should be revealed. Then you need to determine how best to share that information.

We’ll discuss how you can approach this crucial writing technique in this webinar replay. I’ll provide plenty of examples with actionable ideas you can put to work immediately in your own writing.

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