I think one of the best guys for taking a fantastic idea and showing how it might work out in practice was John Wyndham.
I'm reading Banks's Use of Weapons at the moment. Its chapters alternate between the narrative present and the central character's past, with the occasional
I definitely reread books. There is stuff that you only really pick up the second time round. Besides I am stringy. No point spending £5 on a great story
When I write flashbacks I use a hardbreak then prefix it with a comment like "Years before". From here I write it as through it were a short
Okay, I technically have a couple of days, but I can divine the future enough to know that this ain't gonna happen. I've written nothing at all this