Better Back Story Integration – Lets Count The Ways 1


1. Resistance – Possibly one of the effective ways to disclosing a back story is by resistance. Your character should be forced to expose their back story. That way the fakeness of your character divulging that information in the first place will be removed.

A good example is the “Cage” scene in Silence Of The Lambs.  The scene is where Hannibal declines to give Clarice the details she wants until she divulges the lamb story.

She reveals the story even though she’s was filled with anxiety over the revelation, but she knew it was only approach so that she will be able to get to Buffalo Bill before he kills his victim.


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