Backstory When Creating Characters

How Important Is Backstory When Creating Characters?

To my fellow writers here:

Got 3 minutes to learn something interesting about backstory when writing? Are you stuck in too much research or stalled because you think  you’ve not developed a full history for your characters? Take a quick listen to Robert McKee’s advice.  It’ll get you back to the creative flow on the page.

 

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How Important Is Backstory When Creating Characters? August 30, 2016

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3 responses to “Backstory When Creating Characters

  1. Yeah, Teri, I too find that speaking directly with my characters can break a stall. A casual conversation in the realm of the imaginary. Almost like being a child again and playing with imaginary friends.

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  2. Sometimes when I’ve gotten stuck with a character, I interview them. I don’t always discover everything about them when I create their backstory, and I’ve had a few interesting surprises.

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  3. Pingback: Backstory When Creating Characters | Slattery's Art of Horror Magazine

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