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How To Use Backstory in Your Novel

How Much Is Too Much?

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What is “backstory?” — The backstory helps fill in gaps in your story. It’s like a piece of the novel that tells the reader what came before the current events.

To narrow it down, be careful when telling backstory to show it. It should always be relevant to the current story. Also, try to make it not just narration.

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