Backstory Tips

July 8th, 2021 in Writing by April Michelle Davis 0

Incorporating necessary backstory without making the story complicated or overly detailed for the reader can be done in a variety of ways. I have come up with tips to get you thinking about how to work in the backstory for your book. Here is the third of my top six tips.

3. Back and forth

In the first chapter, focus on an event in the present. In the second chapter, add in an event in the past. Continuing this pattern can be exciting reading for the audience but sometimes tedious work for the writer. As the book progresses, make sure the past and present plots meet in a believable way so both stories are concluded for the readers.