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kendra.frost
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Why doesn’t need backstory. You need the /why/ to keep the reader to find out the /why/. Of course, if you can’t emotionally get the reader emotionally invested in the opening scenarios, then the /why/ won’t matter.

I think the clearer thing to say might be: You shouldn’t explain the Why with backstory, (No Lemming Talk) because you want to make sure the reader has a question that needs answered. The reader needs to be asking why. The writer already knows.

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