Character Backstory

We all have a story. The unique events that each of us experience build us and make us who we are. And the characters in your stories should be no different. 

Backstory is crucial for helping your character feel relatable to the reader. But what memories should you include in your books? And how do you deliver the information to the reader without it appearing as an info dump?

Join J. and Zach as they discuss the importance of backstory and how to properly implement it into your stories.

The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • The big question to ask when determining what backstory to include in your work
  • Why backstory is important
  • How to implement backstory into your writing
  • Showing versus Telling your backstory
  • How to work backstory into a series of novels

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