Today I want to talk through some of the nuts and bolts of writing flashbacks well: be consistent and clear in your use of tense.
Flashback vs Memory
Both flashback and memory involve a character revisiting a past event, but there are some key differences between the two.
Dealing With Uncertainty
Writing is a profession that can be incredibly rewarding, but it can also be incredibly uncertain. There are times when […]
Check Your Expectations
When we, as writers, set our expectations too high, it can create a sense of pressure and anxiety that can be paralyzing.
Avoiding Detail Overload in Our Writing
As writers, we must choose our details wisely to avoid detail overload, which can be just as bad for a story as a boatload of clichés.
Hang a Lantern on Your Plot Problems
Take a plot hole and, instead of revamping with long backstory, hang a lantern on it, like: yep, that’s there, moving on.
Writing Brain and Editing Brain
The older I get, the more I recognize my writing brain and my editing brain as two distinct parts of myself.