About the Book
Book: Focused Backstory
Author: Carol Alwood
Genre: Non-fiction, writing resource
Release Date: June 26, 2019
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Focused Backstory resulted from a personal quest to please industry critics who suggested I keep character history out of the first pages of my novels. My initial questions to this advice were: What? Why? I searched for resources to figure out how to write a more powerful beginning without relying on the past but found little help. On a mission to find answers, I studied popular books, television and movies to abstract what made stories work and — boom! I found it! We can break down backstory into simple pieces to use flexibly in any story without compromising artistry. This book provides definitions, examples, worksheets, templates, and comics to help writers study the art of using powerful character histories to keep readers turning pages. I’m so excited to offer this resource and hope it will empower your writing as it has mine.
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If you are a writer or want to be, this book will get your creativity flowing. I really need to be reading more books on the craft because, honestly, I haven’t worked on anything in a very long time. Reading something like this forces me to start thinking about my characters and gets me excited to get back at it.
This is a really great resource for anyone who is in the writing craft, wants to be or just starting out. There are tons of charts and worksheets to go through. This will definitely be a book I keep on hand and refer to with each book I write (when I write them). See, I’m being positive!
If you struggle with how to work in backstory (which is really the backbone of most books) this is a must read.
A copy of this book was given to me through the Celebrate Lit Team. All opinions are my own..