Hello there, my name is Paul Johnson. I'm working on my first novel and I'm half-way finished. It turns out that I'm going to make it a split story novel. I'm finished with what I'm calling "Part One", but "Part Two" of the novel is going to be written in a different style than the first. I think that I might be using what's called the Framing Technique. Have you ever watched the movie Forest Gump? That movie is a great example of how I'm trying to go about telling the second half of my Novel's story. I'm trying to have it to where the main character says a few paragraphs of him commenting about his life story and then the book jumps back to him as a young man again. When it comes to movies Forest Gump is all I know. I see it done a lot on screen but have no idea how it's done on paper. I'm thinking about finding a novel version of Forest Gump to see how it's done on paper but I want to know if anybody here knows of other novels that have pulled off what I think is called the "framing technique" really well. Also, any suggestions on how to do this would be great. I just know from experience that when this isn't done well it can really confuse the reader. Read "Battletech: The Sword and the Dagger" and you'll know what i'm talking about. It's one of my favorite Sci-fi books out there but I had to read the thing twice just to get it and I think it was due to not "framing" right.