Here are the entries from the That Was Then writing prompt:
- From our staff member Steph, an excerpt of her work-in-progress novel: http://stephanielawton.com/2011/06/03/novel-novice-writing-prompt-flashbacks/
- This excerpt is from an original story written by Regina Brownell: http://reggiesrealramblings.blogspot.com/2011/06/vampire-prom-by-r-brownell-novel-novice.html
- This anonymous entry is also from an original story.
- An original story by OpenCloseDesu: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7182136/1/Waiting_like_Forever
How did our authors do? Were the transitions into and out of the flashback clear? Did you always know where in “story time” you were? Did the flashback overtake the main story or was the balance just right? What constructive criticism do you have for these authors that might help them improve their flashbacks?
Our next writing prompt will be posted on August 1 and run through September 15.