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How to Use Flashbacks

Flashbacks can be a tricky, yet ubiquitous feature of modern fiction. We writers know that we're supposed to begin the story in the middle of the action to be engaging, but that means at some point we're going to have to take a step back and explain what has gone before. As everyone who has groaned to see the story entering a flashback knows, however, there are good flashbacks and bad ones. Here are three tips to use flashbacks wisely and well. (Read more »)

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