New blog topic on Mondays: Moaning Monday am writing
For my readers who are also writers of fiction. Roz Morris, author and editor, best selling author of “Nail Your Novel” has a treat for writers today.
5 Tips for…amnesia and back story.
Oh, terrific topic! Backstory, like an awkward meeting…forgettable or a nagging childhood ghost (beaten into a messy trashy pulp?) hits me where I live. I happen to love writers who can turn backstory into artful supense like Gregory MacGuire in “Egg and Spoon” or Margaret Atwood in “Alias Grace.”
I’ve been avoiding putting much of it in any of my short fiction or novels, but as a reader I love knowing why a character is stuck in his or her life and resists change or healing. Reblogging this now on my new Moaning (bout writing) Monday.
Please go smell the roses on Roz’s blog!