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 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, created and 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. My first novel, "The Blood,"published in May 2014 is a multiple award winner and received a four star review by Foreward Clarion Review in May 2016. The second novel, "The Balance" was published September 1, 2016. These are the beginning installments of the science fiction/fantasy crossover series, "The Stone's Blade." Book three, "The Blades" is under construction. My TimberDark Writer blog is a part of my writing process. You are invited to share in the journey.
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