So I have a backstory that is 2 chapters. Is that too long? Should I make it into one? Or leave it out completely?
I like backstories but two chapters sounds too long. I’d recommend narrowing what’s important for the reader to know down to one chapter and then show the rest in a second chapter later in the story if possible. Personally for me, if I’m ready a backstory that’s two chapters long consecutively, I’ll get bored.
Backstories hold a lot of significance (if it includes good informations) so I’d say, it’s fine. It depends on the author how much time she/he wanna take.
i don’t have anything against backstories and i think they’re quite useful and informative but, definitely don’t make it two chapters long. you should try to space it out and don’t overwhelm your readers with a big information dump. reveal the backstory as the story progresses overtime to make it more interesting!
Sometimes backstories are crucial.
The approach I usually do is add back flashes or a scene or two when something from the past needs to be told to the reader.
I personally don’t mind 2 chapter long back stories but idk about everyone
That’s what I’m planning to do in my story!
Depends how important the back story is. If it’s needed to better understand the characters, then I think its fine.
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I love backstories because it helps explain the motives and personalities of the characters. Instead of putting them into two chapters, maybe you can space them out a little bit. Like you can put small flashbacks giving away small details throughout the story instead of making a super long backstory chapter, if that makes any sense.
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