Fiction All Day

Do you know what your one defining moment was?  Do you even have just one?  How old were you when you figured out what you wanted to do with your life?  Do you even know what you want to do with your life?  Do you remember what you did in kindergarten? I know that I don’t.  Probably picked my nose and knocked a ton of shit over.

My point is that all of our pasts have holes in them.  Lots of blank stares, raised eyebrows, and shoulder shrugs.  Probably a lot of made up stuff too.

So here is the fourth post of a five part series on simple (but maybe not so obvious) tips to make our stories better. 

Today’s topic is Leaving Holes in a Backstory, alternately known as We Don’t Care About That.

First and foremost, avoid the info dump.  It’s slightly useful, but unbelievably boring information.  And…

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