Posted on December 13, 2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Mystery author Tessa Wegert has come up with a great analogy for how you reveal pieces of your characters’ backstory.

Treat it like slices of pumpkin pie — to be shared in small quantities at the right moment, not all at once.

A more precise (though less colorful) way of explaining it is to consider whether the fact is immediately relevant to the current situation.

For all of Wegert's thoughts on revealing your characters’ secrets, check out her guest post for Writer’s Digest. 

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