I'm in the midst of my novel and it is going well but there is too much back story. I think it should be in there, but well, I want to avoid telling back story and especially flash backs. I think it's lazy writing. Now I figure I can show a lot of it through the present action. What a person has done can be seen on them or spoken about by them for sure. So I am working on that part of it. I just wonder if anyone has any more pointers to reducing the amount of backstory without telling and flash backs.