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Losing flashblacks

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princess garnet
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Losing flashblacks

Postby princess garnet » Tue May 30th, 2017, 8:07 pm

I thought this article from the Sunday "The Guardian" (UK) featuring Colm Tóibín would be of interest to writers here on the forums.

At a panel discussion about Jane Austen, the Irish novelist says that flashbacks as a narrative device are infuriating:
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/may/28/bad-memories-colm-toibin-urges-authors-lose-the-flashbacks-hay-festival
The festival was held in Wales.

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