I have written my novel over and over again, and still don't know what to do, so I thought I would ask for some advice My main character's past is very relevant to the plot, so I really need to include quite a lot of it in detail, but I am unsure how to go about doing this. Initally I made the chapters alternate between past and present, but I just never felt confident about it. I was also trying to hide the fact I was writing about the same person, but wasn't sure if it seemed odd having two separate stories going on that don't appear to be linked. I tend to hate that in books, so I decided to try a different way of including it. When I did my second draft I tried to slip it into the present story, but I thought that might sound like I am "telling" too much and it could interfere with the flow? Now I am thinking maybe I should go back to the way I originally did it? So, what do you all think? What is the most interesting way to write about a character's past?