Paige Duke

Paige is an editor by day and writer by night. A shameless book nerd, she loves any well-told story that transports her to faraway worlds or the deepest regions of the human spirit. She's a believer in the astounding power of love, in opening herself up to life's many surprises, and in chocolate as the cure for just about any ailment.

Writing Flashbacks: How To Make Them Work In Fiction

The conventional wisdom about flashbacks goes something like this: use them sparingly, if at all. It’s good advice, because a mishandled flashback can stunt the flow of your narrative, lose a reader’s interest, harm suspension of disbelief, create confusion, or cause any number of other problems. But, don’t be discouraged, flashbacks can work, and they’re worth …

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