Novelist, Jack Remick, does an exercise with his characters, he calls “The Time Walk-Back.”
He picks up a character five minutes before the story opens. Then one hour before, one week before, one year before and five years before the start of the story.
I think I’ll try this with my WIP for a few characters and see what happens.
Jack Remick is a poet, short story writer, and novelist.
His work: Coffeetown Press is bringing out The California Quartet— The Book of Changes , The Deification and Valley Boy, Trio of Lost Souls. Blood, A Novel was published by Camel Press in 2011. Coffeetown also released Gabriela and the Widow in 2013. Click here for the press release. Coffeetown published Jack’s book of poetry, Satori, poems in May, 2014.