Hi guys, long time reader of the forum and have finally signed up hoping that someone can clarify something for me. Mid-way through my novel I want to include a flashback to how three characters first got to know each other- it's going to be a whole chapter. However, my question is how to transition from the previous chapter into the flashback. For instance, I was thinking of ending the chapter with something like 'Fred couldn't help but remember that things had been very different in the past, and his mind wandered to a specific day six years ago.' Obviously that sentence needs to be polished up, but my overall question is whether a similar sentence is an acceptable way to end a chapter, and whether you can then start the next chapter with 'SIX YEARS EARLIER' and write from that point of view. It seems like quite a tricky transition to me, but it's not really possible to convey the information with just a throwaway comment from a character in the present day. Any advice would be welcome!