Mandi Lynn

Teen Author, Host of YA Ink: videos on writing and publishing

YA Ink- Character Backstory

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There are a few different methods you can use when giving character backstory in your novel. You can add it in the beginning using some sort of introduction like a Preface that will later be important in the story, or you can integrate it. This can be done using dialogue through characters or by using flashbacks where a character is forced to re-live some memories.

If you have any other ways you integrate character backstory feel free to let me know in the comment section below!

Ukulele Cover || Yellow by Coldplay

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My school had a talent show and I had a lapse in judgment and signed myself up! Now I’m not a singer and I’ve only been playing for a few months but I have to say, I’m pretty proud of myself!

YA Ink- Writing Narrative


There are three basic types of narrative in writing. First, second and third person. The question is whether you want to write from a personal point of view, write directing towards someone (a letter), or be the overseer who can delve into each and every character in your story.

So what’s your favorite narrative to use?

Top Ten Influential Book Tag

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YA Ink- How to Start a Novel

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I’m Writing a Second Novel!

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So you wanted to know what I’ve been up to! Well, draft 1 of my second novel is underway and once I finished writing it you will all be able to learn what the title is!


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