Sorry if this question has been asked a ton but what's the general consensus of flashbacks? Are they good for helping further character development? I can see how they would be for instance if you wanted to show the reader something from the character's passed or future but then I could also see how it may take a toll on the story and slow it down in a way. So what are the general thought's on this? If I were to say write a story and have each character have a little flashback to show how they got to where they currently are would that be interesting and a good way to give them character or would it just interrupt the story and ruin the flow? Cheers.