Posts and articles from author, editor, and screenwriter John Robert Marlow.
Flashing The Reader A practical guide to clearly managing transitions of time, place, and viewpoint in fiction
[by John Robert Marlow]
Few works of fiction relate events in a continuous flow, from start to finish. Sometimes the story moves back in time (as with flashbacks); more often it jumps forward, sparing the reader the dull details of ordinary life. Frequently, the transition will take the reader from one location (and set of characters) […]