Agents and publishers want you to start your book in the middle of the action. Forget the backstory; just plop me down in the middle of something exciting. Okaaaay. But then, how do you insert that backstory that’s needed to explain character behavior? And what do you include? And when?
Carolyn J. Rose has written nine books, some on her own and some with her co-author, Mike Nettleton. She’ll be here tomorrow to talk about back story and how she used it in her latest book, Hemlock Lake.
In addition to being a multi-published author, Carolyn spent 25 years as a television news researcher, writer, producer, and assignment editor in Arkansas, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington. She lives in Vancouver, Washington, with her husband.
Before you zip away to write down your back story questions for tomorrow, take a gander at the book trailer for Hemlock Lake.
If for some reason, the trailer doesn’t work for you, just link over to watch it on Carolyn’s site.
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