When you write, sometimes a back story is needed. However, how much backstory should you include in your book? The last thing you want to do is create an information dump for your readers.
Ask yourself these questions:
Are you adding backstory only to increase your word count?
Is the backstory important to the plot?
Is the backstory needed to help the reader understand the current scene or action?
Will the backstory give a deeper understanding of the character and why they say or do certain