I have heard some writers frown upon the use of flashbacks in a novel, but personally I think in other medias such as TV series and manga it is a very powerful tool and can get the audience to care about your characters. We have a perfect example of this in LOST. So the question is do you use flashbacks in your stories? If not is it something you would consider or do you think it disrupts the flow of the story? I look forward to reading your insights on the subject.