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There is a beginning to the tale you write, but it most likely does not begin with the beginning of your novel. You have a personality with a storyline. They' ve been living their life to the point where you began to write about them, which means they have a background to it. The backstory is a fictional trick.
When you try to write a fast-paced novel, you want the narration to go on and on, and it often seems that the introduction of a background storyline only slowed the film. However, backstory is often decisive for the evolution of a storyline. One of the best tales ever recounted concerned a person with a faulty tale who succeeded in overcoming the spirit of his past to lead a better one.
Cobb' s storyline contains the interesting background that made his woman commit a suicide and look as if he had it. Inception would be a different storyline without this background storyline. So, how do you implement a background storyline without delaying the narration? Making your character so interesting and so obviously influenced by the happenings of their past is the secret of making the readers want to know what went on before the film.
One of the most important figures in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter show, Severus Snape, was someone with a convincing background storyline who was obviously affected by this background notion. It was Rowling's great work to present a figure whose background we, as a reader, really wanted to know. It did that well and that was one of the parts of the tale that made the reader come back for seven volumes to find out who Snape was before the tale began and how it influenced him.
As an author, your task is to build a personality with an interesting background storyline, because it is critical to the remainder of your game. Players don't come into a storyline as an empty board. They are influenced in the present by what has been happening in the past. That must be clear at the beginning of the game.
You' re not going to fully unveil the background at the beginning because you don't want the storyline to be like an information dock. You want the readers to know that your personality has a storyline. Obiwan Kenobi tells Luke in Star Wars: A New Hope that Luke's dad was once a mighty Jedi murdered by another Jedi called Darth Vader.
It' a small part of the movie, and yet Luke's father's tale is fascinating. It is so fascinating that in the course of the initial trialogy and through the dialog we get to know that Darth Vader is Luke's dad, that we desperately want to get to know the background of the man who became Darth Vader.
When you write in a third-person point of views, you will probably write about what the characters think. They always think, and the reader loves to get into the head of a char. Don't let a personality think just for the background story's sake. It' a game. You will use the same techniques to further unveil the background history as is necessary for the remainder of your storyline.
A number of authors will tell you to stay away from flash-backs at all costs, as they always slower the narration. If they are mandatory and their tempo corresponds to that of the headline narration, I like flashing/back. However, many of them were decisive for the evolution of history as a whole. A key to LOST's popularity was to make the recurrences as interesting and intensive as the storyline.
When you want to use a flash back and have the feeling that it will definitely help your storyline, then do it. However, make sure you give it as much storytelling instinct as your core one. You should know your character's storyline well and know how it affects the storyline you write, and you should make it interesting enough for the readers to want to know.
A lot of authors don't think about the background storyline when they write, but to make the characterisation good, you should know exactly what got your characters to the point where you began to write their game. That doesn't mean you can't create a background storyline as you write. While you can and many authors like to work in this way, you will probably do more.
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