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Tag: nonlinear plotting

Are Flashbacks Fizzling Your Fiction? Time as a Literary Device

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.

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 …

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