Open Book Blog Hop – January 25th

Stevie Turner

Welcome to this week’s blog hop. Today the topic is:

‘What is your best technique for working around backstory dumps?’

Working around backstory dumps depends on how long you’ve been in the writing business. When I first started out back in 2013 I just dumped information there and then onto the page. Not good. I was lucky enough to win a free edit in a competition and the editor soon picked out the info dump and let me know about it. I was told in no uncertain terms that nobody wants information overload, and that it’s best to blend it into the story as you go along.

A year or so on from that embarrassing incident I started to put backstory information into conversations instead, when I was brave enough to start writing dialogue. I was also aware by then that it’s best to let the reader discover/imagine things for…

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