Hey all, I'm writing a book with a considerable amount of flashbacks. I'm a big subscriber to John Gardner's theory to not break "the fictional dream", there's just no way around it. The past is engrained in the story, basically in the form of memory. What is the most natural way of employing memory-based flashbacks that will work for the story rather than hinder it? The only idea I've come up with is to do it in dialogue as well as just designating separate chapters for the flashbacks (which might very well make the book very choppy). Any better ideas out there? The one thing I have working for me is that this is a fantasy/magical realism piece so I'm not restricted to a pure realistic option. I just need something that works.