Still blogging as part of the A-Z challenge and today's letter is F.
The first word that came to my mind was frustrated, but I figured I'd keep this post upbeat and blogging about my many frustrations may lead me into a realm of whining and blahs that no one really wants to read about.
I've found that when I write, I write about things that happened to my character a month, a year, or even longer, before the story starts. I always have to figure out what's going on currently with the character and write good active scenes to keep the plot moving toward the resolution of the current story. However, sometimes, I will incorporate those past scenes into the current manuscript as a flashback.
I've heard flashbacks aren't so great in the minds of editors/agents. I think with everything, if it is done well, the publishing house will accept it. If it works for the story. I haven't found and dictating rules on the subject.
What are your thoughts? Do you like flashbacks, or tend to stay away from them?
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