Backstory: Moving Forward, Looking Back [Natashia Deon]
All Levels | Backstories help to create the contextual world of your story. They tell us what’s driving your protagonist to take action, and why. Knowing your characters’ individual, complex pasts will help you avoid writing stereotypes. In this workshop, we’ll address backstory and get your creative juices flowing by outlining relevant details from your characters’ histories and writing scenes in which their pasts affect the present. These details, when woven successfully into your story, will give it added meaning.