Avatar: The Last Airbender — How To Write A Compelling Backstory

In this video essay, Just Write shows us how episode 12 of Avatar: The Last Airbender is unique, in that it successfully lays the foundation for each character’s backstory: the set of life experiences that make he or she the person they are today. Episode 12 masterfully introduces us to each character’s ghost, the event from a character’s past that is still affecting them in the current storyline of the show.


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How to Write Compelling Characters

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