Spoiler Alert! (Dump the backstory) The Action News Reporter Method with Margaret Riley

Craft Spoiler Alert! (Dump the backstory) The Action News Reporter Method with Margaret Riley

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Characters, Structure, GMC
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How many times have we all heard "Show don't Tell!" We know action driven plots and tension driven character development rely on pacing. Whether your WIP is plot driven, character driven, or both, nothing takes a reader out of the action as fast as a question that's asked and never answered (and answering four paragraphs later, after a huge info dump) is the same as never, because we don't remember the question any more!) So how do we let readers know where we are, why we're there, and who's involved?

The Action News Reporter Method!
Define backstory and Info Dump and why they're pacing killers.
Examples of info dumps with fixes.
  • Unanswered question
  • Story Recaps
  • Mirror Method (UGG!!)
  • Author needs Vs Reader goals
Shelby Morgen
Start date
Jun 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM
End date
Jun 28, 2020 at 1:00 AM
Registration end date
Jun 17, 2020 at 1:00 AM
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