This week’s writing lesson

If you’re working on a short story, and you find yourself wondering how you’re going to get all the backstory in–if you find yourself thinking about how interesting the backstory is to you, and wishing there was space for more of it.

And if at the same time, you can’t get yourself to move forward much at all on the frontstory, the “real” story, even though you have some prose bits that you like pretty well and all.

Then it’s just maybe possible that the backstory is the story, and you should just ditch the frontstory and tell it.

Especially if when you try this, your writing pace speeds up dramatically, and you’re no longer just staring at the screen.

Just maybe.

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