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Old 10-27-2012, 07:29 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by teh603 View Post
I'm just quoting what every single litfic professor I've talked to has said. Flashbacks by definition can't convey action.
I too disagree with this. Why can't flashbacks convey action? And since they're part of a character's past -- and therefore part of what has shaped that character -- they can be a pertinent, if not extremely important, element of the plot as well.

The easiest way to convey a flashback is to italicize the paragraphs in which the flashback happens. It's just that simple.
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