Backstory: On the Mountaintop or in the Valley? with Sharon Short - #159
I talk with Sharon Short about BACKSTORY: ON THE MOUNTAINTOP OR IN THE VALLEY? We discuss the importance of understanding what the character wants, backstory red flags, the point of no return, backstory for secondary characters and for setting, and when the backstory becomes the story.
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Sharon Short is a regular contributor to Writer’s Digest magazine with her "Level Up Your Writing (Life)" column. She teaches a number of courses for writers, including those via Writer's Digest University. As Jess Montgomery, she writes the Kinship Historical Mystery series is set in 1920s Appalachia and inspired by Ohio's true first female sheriff. As Sharon Short, her book-length work ranges from a coming-of-age novel set in the 1950s (“My One Square Inch of Alaska”) as well as two mystery series: the comedic-with-a-twist-of-social-satire Josie Toadfern mysteries, and the electronic-gumshoe Patricia Delaney series.