How to write a good flashback?

  1. Miss M profile image61
    Miss Mposted 5 years ago

    Any ideas? One of my characters is experiencing a flashback and I have never written one before.

    1. DIMIR profile image83
      DIMIRposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The most important part is to make sure it is clear to the reader it is a flashback without being too gaudy.  You should be able to tell, but always check with someone.  I like to rely more heavily on sensory images when I write flashbacks, especially smell because it is so strongly triggered with human memory.  It helps give that reminiscent feel without overstating it!

      1. Miss M profile image61
        Miss Mposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        thanks! that helped me a lot! smile

 
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