Quick Writing and Editing Tips – Flashbacks #Writing #Editing
- Make sure a flashback follows a strong scene. Flashbacks can be problematic in that they remove your character and therefore your reader from the action in your narrative. A strong preceding scene can ensure that the narrative is sustained.
- Ensure your reader knows exactly where and when he is. Make the transition into the past clear.
- Use the correct verb tense. If your main narrative is written in past tense, then the first sentences of the flashback should be in past perfect. You can then continue in simple past.