Write Backstory With Confidence

This is a self-guided course, so you can work at your own pace, with valuable feedback on your work.


  • 14 lessons, packed with techniques you can apply right away  
  • 12 months of access, so you can revise the information in your own time 
  • Unlimited support from Sandy Vaile so you can ask questions and clarify concepts 
  • BONUS feedback on 5,000 words of your story! 
  • BONUS backstory development templates 
  • BONUS quick reference cheat sheet  

Email [email protected] if you have any questions. 

What People Are Saying:

Whenever I asked about backstory my writing friends said, "That's easy, don't use too much!" And there I stood wondering how much was too much. I hit the motherlode with Sandy's course. She held my hand through the dark tunnel of backstory until I saw the light. I realised I had been guilty of choking my readers with info dumps. Seriously, Sandy did a powerful job of explaining the what, when and how much of backstory.

Connie Parrott

Sandy's course inspired me to slash at my current WIP, which added depth and quickened the pace, making it ten times better than I thought possible. Sandy's advice was invaluable.

Larie Brannick

Now I truly see how the flashback works. It's such a help in delivering backstory information. Thank you, Sandy.

Wendy Leslie

This class was super helpful in calling me out on my backstory issues - either not enough or too much or in the wrong place at the wrong time. Sandy's pointed lessons and exercises really gave me the eye to recognise and resolve those places in my work where I leaned too hard on my writing crutches.

Marcella Burnard

$97.00 AUD

Book a 45-minute private coaching session with Sandy Vaile to problem solve issues in a fiction manuscript for $60.

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