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Through the Looking Glass – Using Flashback as a Tool
In my bathroom (no worries this is not going down the toilet), there is a mirror across from the window. When I look into the mirror the view reflected back of outside (not my reflection) always catches me by surprise. My brain translates the scene and I’m not in the present, I’m at my childhood…
Put Your Shirt On Panster!
A week or so ago I took a great on-line class on writing a query letter. The instruction was fundamental and foundational. That may sound like a repetitive description but there are nuances that distinguish one from the other, at least in my mind. Fundamental, meaning basic principles, elementary concepts, easy to understand. Foundational however…
One Hour Before “Once Upon a Time”
What do the movies “Titanic”and “Forrest Gump” have in common? It’s not an actor or actress, certainly not location or theme and I don’t mean that they were both blockbusters. It’s the use of flashback as a medium to tell the story. The nice thing about reading or watching a movie that starts with a…