Whose Backstory Would You Like To Read?

I’m finding it’s fun to create backstories for the characters in my books.  Some will be longer than others, naturally.  It kind of depends on the characters the situations they’re in (and how those situations line up with books they’re featured in).

Kent Ashton’s is turning into a novella.  I can’t say the same would happen for other characters.  Some might be a scene; some might be short stories. But I was wondering if there are any characters you ever wondered more about?

One such character I’d like to do a backstory on is Mark Tanner (hero in Runaway Bride). I’d like to cover some of what his life had been like on Pandoran and when he decided to come to Earth.  I’d also cover him meeting Chris in space and again on Earth.  I already gave Mark’s point of view when he met Lexie, so I wouldn’t go that far in his backstory.  I expect Mark’s backstory would be around 10,000 words (about a couple chapters long).

I had another character in mind earlier today, but I can’t think of who it was now that I’m making the post.  LOL

So anyone got any ideas?  I can’t promise I’ll be able to write the character you choose.  It depends on whether or not a story is there to tell, but I’m open to suggestions.

About Ruth Ann Nordin

Ruth Ann Nordin mainly writes historical western romances and Regencies. From time to time, she branches out to contemporaries romances and other genres (such as science fiction thrillers). For more information, please go to www.ruthannnordin.com or check out https://ruthannnordinauthorblog.wordpress.com.
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6 Responses to Whose Backstory Would You Like To Read?

  1. dorothypaula says:

    I’d love hearing about Mark and Chris. I love fantasy and science fiction, so I wold enjoy learning about their lives on their planet before they came to earth.

    I have been a bit slow responding. We’re all okay, thank God, but Dom and I had a slight car accident. MA roads are new to us, and he was turning, saw someone coming, stopped, and the other party tried to stop, but couldn’t in time, so it was just front bumper damage on both of the cars. We’re in the throes of dealing with insurance forms and repairs. Then coming home, we got lost and almost ended up in another state and I got terribly car sick. So it’s been a bit hectic Trying to get back to normal so I can read all your interesting blogs and start on your Regency novels.

    I’m up to Chapter 7 of “Driscoll’s Daughter, and working on my small Press, The Pink Chameleon, Issue No. 14. Say a little prayer for me, please. And keep those great books coming. Hope everything is well with you and yours. Lotsa hugs, your avid fan, Dorothy Paula

    • Ick on the accident. I’m glad everyone is okay, but it’s a major pain to deal with the insurance and repairs. I don’t envy you one bit. Stuff like that takes a long time to bounce back from. I’ve noticed the older I get, the more time it takes to get back to normal after something like that. Sorry it happened to you. 😦

      I said a prayer for you. I hope the writing on “Driscoll’s Daughter” and your work on The Pink Chameleon goes smoothly. I’m looking forward to reading “Driscoll’s Daughter.” I still remember the airport scene in the first book. It makes me laugh when I think about it. It’s a great one, probably one of the best I’ve ever read. 😀

  2. lisalouise9 says:

    I would love to see the back story for Lilly and Mister Morris on how Lilly “convinced” him to marry her 🙂 (From The Earl’s Inconvenient Wife)

    • I want to write about those two. I haven’t decided on how she gets him to marry her, but I know it involves some kind of scandal or the threat of it. 😀 I’d love to make it a full-length novel, too. I’m sorting through some possible ideas. Thanks for letting me know you’re interested in reading about Lilly, too! It’s nice to know someone (other than me) wants to know more about a certain character.

  3. bookwormsimi says:

    Even I want to read about Lilly and Mr. Morris. Love Regency Romances.

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