Revealing History Slowly

Just read a great article in Sept 2014 issue of “The Writer Magazine”, by Andrew Welsh-Huggins, his article titled “Got Your Back” has me rethinking the current opening chapters of “The Balance”. I think I am retelling too much from book one, “The Blood”. I must not tell everything that happened just enough to get the reader up to date on some basics while setting the stage for the action in “The Balance”. 

I am curious as to how you reveal back story, especially if it is #2, #3, or even #7 of a series? How much is too much? Do you say anything at all?

 

 

 

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About TimberDark Writer

Simply, I am passionate about writing and dancing. I also love reading, quilting and hunting. I have written stories since childhood. I have a degree in English, taught in a parochial school, substituted K-12, raised three daughters, coached and refereed youth soccer, square danced since I was seven, and created and hand quilted award winning quilts. When not writing I assist my husband teach square dancing 3-4 times a week, co-coach an historical dance exhibition team and I hunt with my family and friends to fill the freezer. I have two award winning novels. "The Blood,"published in May 2014 is a multiple award winner, placing third in both the Science Fiction and Fantasy categories of the 2014 EVVY Awards, from Colorado Independent Publishers Association and received a four star review by Foreword Clarion Review in May 2016. The second novel, "The Balance", was published in September 2016, placed second in Science Fiction in the 2017 EVVY Awards. Both books are available on Amazon and in the young adult fiction shelves at The Tattered Cover Book Store in the Denver, Colorado metro area. Book three of the series, "The Blades" is under construction. My TimberDark Writer blog is a part of my writing process. You are invited to share in the journey. Contact me at Allynn@Timberdark.com or on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TimberdarkPublications/
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