Conveying Backstory and Avoiding Infodumps featuring Noelle Nichols – Writescast 059

Noelle Nichols discusses ways to effectively convey backstory without invoking the dreaded infodump.


Westworld, S02E05: Backstory and Metaphor

Note: spoilers for Westworld through S02E05 follow. In season two, episode five of HBO's Westworld ("Akane no Mai"), there's a remarkable scene between Dolores and Teddy that uses backstory to enrich character, the show's themes, and the narrative itself. Since the inclusion and development of backstory often proves difficult for writers of all backgrounds, I thought… Continue reading Westworld, S02E05: Backstory and Metaphor