Writing Backstory as Story

Backstory. In the past I’ve tried all manner of approaches, from making a list of points to creating a more formal outline to writing a narrative outline, which I still do for plotting. My method has now evolved again and I’ve taken to writing my backstory as an actual story, whether it’s ever published or not.

Courtesy: Pixabay

Courtesy: Pixabay

It’s the perfect solution for how my brain works, involves me with the characters, and is another opportunity to practice drafting. I also add a twist: I write it from a POV other than the protagonist in the story it’s preceding…

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About Ontyre Passages

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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