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Friday, April 5 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
3C: The Trouble with Backstory FULL
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So you’ve developed a great story with a rich group of characters, and letting the reader in on the complexity of each character’s background feels essential to the arc of your story—but we often hear that too much backstory kills momentum. With the help of several contemporary examples, we’ll discuss how to determine which details really matter to the reader, and explore techniques for including details from a character’s past that help drive, not derail, your story.

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Katherine Sherbrooke

Katherine Sherbrooke is the author of Fill the Sky (SixOneSeven Books, 2016)—a novel about three life-long friends who travel to Ecuador in hopes that the shamans there can save one of them from cancer—and a family memoir, Finding Home (2011).Katherine wanted to be an author from... Read More →

Friday April 5, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Beacon Hill Room - 4th Floor