An Interruption of the Present

Hi friends. A friend called me the other day wanting to talk about writing. He had just finished the first draft of his first novel. He had a question, what might have seemed like a basic question at first. What did I think about flashbacks? We began to chat about it. He wanted to know: Did they interrupt the flow of the story? Were they awkward? I thought maybe he was asking: Was the past an interruption of the present tense?

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