It’s the holy grail of story—keep momentum moving forward. But compelling story hinges on fully realized characters who leap off the page.
Believable characters and the world they live in don’t just spring to life fully formed at the beginning of your story. Ideally, if you’ve developed them fully, they are “real,” three-dimensional people with complex backstories and experiences living in vividly relatable worlds that have shaped who they are at your story’s “point A,” and inform the journey they take in your manuscript.
Yet how can you fluidly weave all that depth and complexity into your story without stalling pace and story momentum by getting bogged down in info dumps, flashbacks, or just too much exposition?
In detailed, example-filled lessons, this course offers clear, practical guidelines for lacing in backstory to deepen and develop your characters and their surroundings; shares the three main ways of weaving in backstory with specific examples of each from published books; and presents practical techniques for creating rich, three-dimensional stories by developing and revealing who your characters were and are without slowing down the story of where they’re going.
Complete with supplemental practice exercises and additional examples, “Seamlessly Weaving in Backstory” will help you master how to glance backward while always moving your story forward to keep momentum strong and readers hooked.