As I study the business of writing, I'm learning that one of the best ways to drive readers to your work on line is to have a lot of work available. More novels, if you can, but short story collections and novellas can promote name recognition, too. One thing I've heard suggested (by those in a position to suggest) is that you write side stories featuring the characters in your main novel. Well, good. I could probably do that. Heck, I have over 60,000 words of backstory on my female MC sitting on my hard drive unused and some of it's pretty dramatic, imho. But all it is is the chronicle of one failed relationship after another. Can readable stories be cobbled out of that? They can't be romances since there's no Happily Ever After to any of them. Or could I make something of this in the Women's Fiction line, where yeah, it doesn't work out with the guy, but she comes out of it stronger and wiser? Have any of you reworked cut-out backstory into something with a plot of its own? What's the best way to approach this, do you think?