I'm in the very, very early planning stages of a novel, so at this point, this question may not be all that important. But I was just a little curious: what do you guys think of the classic "frame story"--you know, character tells his story to others in the present and the rest of the book is a flashback, only to return to the present again at the end? Kind of like in Titanic or Dr. Zhivago, and actually, about a million other novels, films, etc. I ask because I can imagine my book as a frame story, and I even enjoy writing a historian character who would interview the MC, but I'm not sure if it's a good idea. Are frame stories overused to the extent that they're no longer all that effective? When I see the trope, I sometimes think it seems a bit forced or kind of fake, but other times, it does seem to work. Considering my medium is historical fiction, I do find myself wondering if the audience gets tired of the same old tropes in that particular genre.