I have a pretty simple question, so I hope you guys can help... I’ve written the outline for my first novel. I plan on starting the first draft very soon (I just have to finish this pesky short that I’m in the middle of!). My novel is broken down into seven parts; a prologue, an epilogue, three parts that make up the bulk of the story, with two parts that act as back-stories, which would fall between the three main parts (if that makes any sense?). My question is this: What do you call those intermediate parts? I’ve listed them in my outline as “interludes”, but that doesn’t feel right to me. These sections deviate from the main story, but they are still related. They add detail to something that gets revealed at the end of the preceding part (again, makes sense?). They may not be necessary, but, at this point, I want to try and use them. So, what exactly are they?