When Can We Include Backstory?

Written by Ryan R. Campbell

Ryan R. Campbell is an International Book Awards finalist, the founder of the Writescast Network, and the co-founder of Kill Your Darlings Candle Company.

Posted on June 24, 2020

If one embraces the “conventional wisdom” of storytelling, backstory dumps, setting description, and flashbacks are often frowned upon. But, as we discuss in this morning’s meditation, exploration, and affirmation, there are so many perfect opportunities for their inclusion—if only we’re judicious about when we choose to put them on the page.

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