Crafting Must-Read Backstory: Write Backstory Your Readers Are Dying to Read with Kris Kennedy

Craft Crafting Must-Read Backstory: Write Backstory Your Readers Are Dying to Read with Kris Kennedy

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Writers love backstory! We need backstory. It’s pain and motivation and the unique angles that make our characters sing and howl at the moon. It’s the whys and hows. It explains everything.

Unfortunately, it can also kill story.

Backstory can be deployed. Done right, it’s a weapon in our storytelling arsenal. But authors often write backstory to satisfy ourselves, not the reader. We need the reader to know something, so we just...tell them. But backstory that ‘tells’ readers why they should care isn’t story; it’s information. Now the reader knows something.

But readers don’t read to know. They read to feel.

It’s the author’s job is to make readers care, sometimes in the absence of knowing all the whys & hows. How? How do you balance the need to explain the “whys” with the primary need to drive the story forward?

I’ll show you!

Come learn concrete strategies for crafting backstory that helps pacing and powers up arcs and plotlines. Explore why backstory can kill story, and how to deploy it like a weapon to get maximum effect. Learn how to balance backstory with the present day storyline, weaving it with actions & turning points to create stories that keep readers up late, turning the page. Write so readers are dying to read your backstory.
Start date
Feb 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM
End date
Mar 10, 2019 at 1:00 AM
Registration end date
Feb 27, 2019 at 1:00 AM
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Excellent workshop. Kris was very informative and her lessons were on target. Lots to take in and apply...would have been helpful to have more time between lessons, but would definitely recommend!
Highly useful class on back story from this author/editor. I learned so much to move my MC forward without the dreaded "info dumps." Respective and insightful comments can benefit both newbies and those further along their writing journey. Highly recommended, and not just for back story issues.
A number of good strategies and plenty of examples. Need time however to think about them, assimilate and apply. Perhaps more days between one lesson and another would help.
This is my first class with and I found it very useful and informative. I was impressed with the in depth ideas and useful feedback from Kris the instructor. Good job