I am writing in first person, and I have been using flash backs to get some good details of memories in the story. (MC has some losses of family members that are crucial to the plot, and I would be cheating the story if I just said 'so and so died so long ago...') I recently rewrote the entire first chapter in third person, to see if maybe that would be better and flow with the flashbacks, but first person is best for this story. Now I am contemplating just having her remember these things thru conversation rather than haulting the story and going to a flash back. I have read books before where this worked, and it wasnt confusing, more like it flowed into a flashback and then out with out haulting and totally changing gears. I hope that makes sense. Just to see opinions, which do you prefer to read? Do you think flash backs are cheesy? I feel like I am taking the easy way out using them, and I am going to attempt a different route, and I can always stick with what I have if I dont like it, but I wanted to see others opinions. Any advice is also always welcome!