Writing process and plot hole notes…

Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

This is a note  from my novel journal for Book I of my historical fantasy WiP: Who By Fire.

I’m still in need of more knowledge about my protagonist, even though this information will never go into the novel: who in the heck are his parents?

He doesn’t know, because he has never, to his memory, met them.  But this will make a tremendous difference in his life, so it’s part of the unwritten (or not included in the novel, rather) back story that must be known.  Like an adopted person, it will hang over his head.  Or will it?  Does that lack of knowledge really have to affect a grown person?

Action Prompts:

1.) Share your thoughts on how knowing, or not, who your parents are makes a difference, and how historical fiction, and story in general, may encourage empathy-building cooperation, and might help, or…

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