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.