Use POV Narrative for Insight

Use POV Narrative for Insight: characters are flawed for a reason, namely negative past experiences (wounds) which create flaws as an “emotional countermeasure.” Imagine a hero who stutters, and he was teased about it growing up. Even his parents encouraged him to “be seen and not heard” when they hosted parties and special events. Because of the emotional trauma (shame and anger) at being treated badly, he’s now uncommunicative and unfriendly as an adult. This type of back story can be dribbled into narrative with extreme care, as long as it’s active, has bearing on the current action,  and is brief as to not slow the pace.

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