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Old 10-27-2012, 07:49 PM   #23
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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.
I've got a hunch it derives from the prohibition on using the present tense, but I'm not really certain at all. There's a very good reason why I don't write litfic, y'know.

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The easiest way to convey a flashback is to italicize the paragraphs in which the flashback happens. It's just that simple.
So how do you indicate book titles and character thought if you're going to use italics for flashbacks?
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