Don’t you just hate it when things unfold out of order? Why do writers do that?
We explain why they do it, and how they do it, and then we discuss how to avoid some common mistakes. Non-linear storytelling is inherently risky, after all. Maybe not as risky as jumping ahead two episodes in a non-serial podcast schedule, but it’s still life on the edge.
Writing Prompt: Write a story about a flashback that is completely false…
This week’s episode of Writing Excuses is brought to you by Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson, now available in hardback from TOR.
(If you’re waiting for Episodes 2 and 3, we’ll flash back to them in due time…)
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