ONLINE Backstory Secrets
Backstory is tricky to interweave into your story effectively. Often, our mistake is to introduce it too soon, or all at once in one large infodump. When and how can it be feathered in effectively? Think of your backstory as a series of secrets your protagonist does not want to reveal. Make your audience hungry for backstory and deliver it at just the right moment! Bring your plot line of story events, and your backstory events, and use the tips from this one-day workshop to analyze your piece for optimal revelation of scandalous secrets!
This is an interactive online workshop using the Zoom web conferencing platform.
Susan Forest is the author of Aurora Award-winning Bursts of Fire (2019), as well as over 25 internationally-published short stories. She edits an award-winning anthology series for Laksa Media, and will be Editor Guest of Honour at Keycon in 2021. The second novel of her seven-volume Addicted to Heaven series, Flights of Marigold (Publisher’s Lunch Selection), confronts issues of addictions in an epic fantasy world of intrigue and betrayal.