Ah, backstory. That stuff that happens before your story starts. The reason why your character is so messed up and why he or she is in these circumstances in the first place.I like backstory--that is, I seem to spin backstory more easily than I do plot, which is a problem. Your character's childhood, family, reason … Continue reading Backstory

Post-Draft Emptiness

I've blogged a lot about what happens pre-writing, during writing, revising, editing...but never what quite happens after one is, for the time being, finished.It's a curious feeling.I finished revising my third draft in late July. Since then, I've been editing, which means that I've been reading it over and not extensively rewriting. I've mostly been … Continue reading Post-Draft Emptiness