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What is a Flashback?|
Val Kovalin, BellaOnline's Fiction Writing Editor
A fictional flashback is an advanced writing technique that transitions from a present-day scene to a scene set in the past. It is as if the reader has gone back in time to experience an event through the eyes of a younger version of the viewpoint character.
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Getting to Yes
In any business, customer service is the key to retaining customers. In a library, it is even more so.
Self-Indulgence Can Harm Your Writing
There is a well-known writing tip that advises beginning writers to pick out their favorite passage, dialog, scene, or plotline in their novel and to delete it. Your favorite material is not necessarily your best material, and it could be your worst.
Setting through Action
Discover how to make your static scenes come to life.
E D I T O R R E C O M M E N D E D |
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
Best historical novel ever, and I donīt even like most historical novels. Epic and unforgettably intense! Among other things, reading this will teach you how to hook your readers through writing strong character emotion.
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
A funny, unpretentious, sympathetic look at the writing life. The section on allowing yourself to write a crappy rough draft (so you can get it done in the first place) is worth the price of the book alone.
The Chicago Manual of Style
All writers need this whether they write fiction or nonfiction. Every editor I have worked with uses this book like a Bible to settle formatting, punctuation, and word usage issues for overall consistency within their publishing catalog.