Metafiction is a narrative technique in which the author self-consciously calls attention to the work as a fiction through various devices. Article includes explanation of metafiction techniques, well-known works, and annotated bibliography for further reading.
Let's look at fiction tips which will help you get ready for #NaNoWriMo. Important: KILL your backstory, and you'll write a better novel: http://www.justwriteabook.com/blog/writing-techniques/fiction-tips-kill-backstory/
My Favorite Method for Building Characters' Personalities
Want to bring your characters to life on the page? Check out this post from ShesNovel.com that explores the Myers Brigg Type Indicator (MBTI) and how you can use the results to better understand your characters' personalities.