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Seriously Write: BackStory is for You—the Author—to Know. Don’t be an intruder! by Caryl McAdoo

Sandra Ardoin @SandraArdoin

To develop a character, even on page one, the writer needs to know where the heroine’s been and what in her life has brought her to that day, but a reader does not. Don’t start your novel with backstory. It is unnecessary to bring the reader ‘up to speed.’ Actually, it’s a big, boring mistake.

Author Caryl McAdoo visits the Seriously Write blog today to talk about how to handle a character’s backstory. 


Have you found it difficult to keep from spilling your character’s history at inappropriate times?

Sandra Ardoin engages readers with stories of love and faith. She’s the author of heartwarming and award-winning historical romance. Visit her at Subscribe to receive her updates and specials: Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, and BookBub.

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