How to Craft Compelling Character Backstories

WritingHow to Craft Compelling Character Backstories

How to Craft Compelling Character Backstories

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Part of crafting characters involves exploring their history. Just as your lived experiences have shaped the person you are today, a character’s backstory has the power to provide depth and understanding to their characterization. But crafting a rich and compelling character backstory is far from simple.

What elements should you consider when weaving your character’s history? Better yet, how do you translate that history onto the page without bogging down your story? Let’s answer both of these questions and more in today’s episode!

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