… I seem to have issues with ‘the flashback’.
I can’t put my finger on what it is I’ve got mixed feelings about exactly; however, I’m extremely critical (yeah, yeah, K Z, when am I not *rolls eyes*) of the technique when it is used in writing and I hate ’em with a passion when it comes to film.
What?! Did any of you see the last season Battlestar Galactica! Half of it consisted of totally unnecessary flashbacks. A complete waste of fraking time! *Grrrr.*
Like many aspects about writing I guess my main issue with the flashback is its relevancy to and the way in which it is used in the story. For example, in With Caution, J L Langley very effectively uses Remi’s dreams to explore his repressed memories and in The White Knight, Josh Lanyon subtlely weaves between past and present by using different points of view.
Having said this, considering my probs with letters in stories, I could just be developing a phobia to large chunks of italicised text in fiction.
It’s possible. This is me after all.