Keep the back story sparse and sprinkle it throughout your book instead of front loading. That way, your narrative tension will be tight instead of slack, and your reader will be drawn forward by wanting to know the story behind the story.
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"Doesn't it bug you to write other people's books when you could be working on your own?" another writer asked me recently. Not a bit. In fact, I love telling other people's stories.
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