We need to be careful how much we bend time and why we are bending time. Remember that every time we shift time, we can lose members of our audience.
Tag: nonlinear plotting
Jul 01 2015
Time as a Literary Device: Unpacking the Parallel Timeline
One reason we might be tempted to use a flashback is to explain or to expound to artificially prop up weak characterization or a weak plot (the training wheel flashback). This is what good editors will cut. Then there is the other way to use time and that is time as a literary device. This is when our …