Where it All Began: Exploring Character Backstory

Season 2 | Episode 19
24m | Sep 12, 2023

Explore character backstory on this episode of The Writing Forge! YA author Traci L. Jones joins Bonnie and Miranda for a look at how backstory adds depth and authenticity to your characters. They share strategies for using dialogue to reveal character history organically, integrating flashbacks to enhance your plot, and avoiding excessive exposition. Discover how to maintain balance between moving the plot forward and sharing essential information, all while leaving your audience eager for more. Whether you're writing speculative fiction or realistic tales, you won't want to miss this enlightening discussion on making your story's past come to life.

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