S6E3 – The Use of Prologues, Dreams, and Flashbacks

Authors can always be served by returning to the basics of writing. We spend so much time focusing on the grand scale of books – plot, themes, sequels – that the simple pieces of writing which make a story stand out can be lost. This month, Writing Roots is focusing on the nitty gritty, from writing dialogue and humor to developing character voice.

Dreams, flashbacks, and prologues are all devices with specific uses in writing. When used correctly, they add flavor and depth to a story. There are, however, too many cases where they are used improperly. It creates a jarring experience that throws the reader out of the story or simply confuses them. In this episode, we discuss these devices and how they can be used properly.

First aired January 9, 2020.

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I'm an editor and cover designer for AspenHouse Publishing. I am also a host for AspenHouse's poscast, Writing Roots.

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