I'm at the stage in the novella where I need to use a flashback.
I've always been ambivalent about flashbacks. Done well they can help a story; done badly, they will ruin it.
As I'm only on the first draft, it doesn't matter if I don't get it right the first time- that's what further drafts and editing are for... :-)
I'm sure I'm not the only writer who has weak spots, so yes, flashbacks are one of mine.
Now fortunately I know a writer, A J Humpage, who is good at explaining how to use flashbacks effectively, so I looked up her blog 'All Write - Fiction Advice' for the post on the subject. Read it here.
Found some useful pointers in avoiding getting flashbacks wrong, here, at Fiction Notes.
So next week I will be attempting the short flashback scene that leads to secrets being revealed...
Any advice on successful flashbacks?
Or any thoughts on the subject?
Then please leave a comment. I enjoy reading, and responding to them. :-)