Earning story events means paying attention to three types of context (deep, situational, and immediate) as well as giving the character time to arrive at a response.
How to incorporate character past and backstory.
Once the author becomes visible, the enchantment of the story dissolves. The author is the creator of a story, but the author should never be a part of the story. The author is the man behind the curtain. Reveal the man behind the curtain and the Wizard of Oz narrative dies. What sorts of things reveal the author? Here are 12.