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How to Reveal Your Character’s Backstory Wound

By Martha Alderson aka Plot Whisperer Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! A character’s backstory directly impacts her front story by the beliefs and people she was raised with, her education, her emotional development. Often something in her backstory caused a wound—either physical, psychic, or both. Anything in...

Emotional Elements of Plot

By Martha Alderson Dramatic action creates the pace of a story and determines the level of story excitement. The thematic significance reveals the meaning of the piece. An emotional connection is fused between the viewer and the story through the character emotional development. Not simply how a character develops and transforms physically...