The Flashback: No Time Like The Present

The flashback – like its ugly¬†brother the Voiceover – has caused some¬†heated debate. If used well, it can be a great way of getting exposition across or spicing up your script. If used badly, flashbacks suck. Worst case scenario, they can seriously dullify your story. by Karel Segers I’m not going to talk about all-out … Read more

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