You might have heard the writing advice: No back story for 50 pages. Here’s a nifty article about why, and how to use “character history” instead. Yes, I am being a tad sarcastic. There isn’t really a difference between the two, except in this author’s view, character history is quick flashes of related information needed …
Dictionary of English Historical Slang. http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.ca/2013/05/the-vulgar-tongue-dictionary-of-slang.html?spref=fb
It’s always disheartening to read Locus magazine and see so many YA, Paranormal romance, and Post-apocalyptic books coming. Where o’ where is that upswelling of demand for fantasy that was supposed to come with Game of Thrones and LoTR? Where, I say!
To my utter horror, I discovered this little gem in my manuscript: He asked inquiringly. I hope I’ve rooted out all those tags I obviously wrote while COMPLETELY DRUNK OUT OF MY HEAD. #plausible_deniability
I’m sorry to say I failed not only my 20k Nanowrimo challenge, but my revised downward 15k challenge. Pathetic! I did get 12k in this month. That’s about….mmm…10k more than I’ve managed per month since moving here, so I’m pretty happy.