Backstory: guest post for Erika Marks

Erika Marks is the author of the debut novel, Little Gale Gumbo, forthcoming from NAL/Penguin this coming Tuesday, October 4th. She’s always been hugely supportive of the chats Roz Morris and I hold here, to the extent that we feel as though she’s having a glass of wine with us. And this weekend she’s hosting me over on her site with an excerpt from The Art & Craft of Story: 2nd Practitioner’s Manual .

Please join us on Erika’s blog for: Backstory—what it is, why it’s important, what on earth we’re supposed to do with it.