Yikes! Isn't that title too long? Did you read it enitrely, or only half-way through? Does it clarify my intentions here, or obscure them?
I'm reading a novel where the author "rambles" about characters' backgrounds, attitudes, goals, etc... By this I mean the writing is long-winded and repetitive - the very opposite, in fact, of what I thought good writing was supposed to be. But it's easy to read, and not (I think) overly tedious, and it does make the characters memorable and very clear.
All of this has me wondering about the benefits of this kind of "rambling" in developing long fiction. I don't think I write that way myself, and maybe that's why I enjoy writing short stories rather than novels. Evidently, I need to practice my rambling skills (but lucky for you, not in this post!)
So, how do you write backstory, attitute, and character goals? Is your writing concise, like a good short story, or rambling, like the successful novel I'm reading which has been reprinted many times?