90. How do I not overload background into my stories? Story Success Clinic

How To Write The Future

Mar 14 2024 • 13 mins

“Stories are dynamic. Stories need to have action, movement. Stories need to have goals that the character is trying to pursue.”


In this Story Success Clinic session, How To Write Future podcast host, Beth Barany, answers one the biggest questions she’s often asked as a writing coach “How do I not overload background into my stories?” and uses the start of a paranormal fantasy novel by Barbarella Haymaker as an example to talk through the summary and walk-through a live edit.


ABOUT THE HOW TO WRITE THE FUTURE PODCAST

The How To Write The Future podcast is for science fiction and fantasy writers who want to write positive futures and successfully bring those stories out into the marketplace. Hosted by Beth Barany, science fiction novelist and creativity coach for writers. We cover tips for fiction writers and get curious about the future of humanity.


ABOUT BETH BARANY

Beth Barany, an award-winning fantasy and science fiction novelist, teaches novelists how to write, edit, and publish their books as a coach, teacher, consultant, and developmental editor.


RESOURCES

12-month Group Mastermind Program for Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers - open for enrollment: http://coaching.bethbarany.com/

Free World Building Workbook for Fiction Writers: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/world-building-resources/

Sign up for the 30-minute Story Success Clinic with Beth Barany: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/story-success-clinic/

Get support for your fiction writing by a novelist and writing teacher and coach. Schedule an exploratory call here and see if Beth can support you today: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/discovery-call/



  • SHOW PRODUCTION BY Beth Barany
  • SHOW NOTES + CO-PRODUCTION by Kerry-Ann McDade

c. 2024 BETH BARANY

https://bethbarany.com/

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CONNECT
Contact Beth: https://writersfunzone.com/blog/podcast/#tve-jump-185b4422580
Email: beth@bethbarany.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethbarany/

CREDITS
EDITED WITH DESCRIPT: https://get.descript.com/0clwwvlf6e3j
MUSIC: Uppbeat.io
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