Posted on 02/25/2020 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Flashbacks, whether they come in a memoir or a novel, can enhance a reader’s understanding of a character or the entire plot.

That said, when they’re done wrong or poorly, they can be disruptive or even off-putting.

Freelance editor Sarah Chauncey shares the five most common flashback mistakes she sees while working on memoirs — though you can (and should) watch for them in a novel, too — on Jane Friedman’s blog.

Categories: Behind the scenes

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