1. Published on Amazon? If you have a book, e-book, or audiobook available on Amazon.com, we'll promote it on WritingForums.org for free. Simply add your book to our Member Publications section. Add your book here or read the full announcement.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Dismiss Notice
  1. WriterodLife1994

    WriterodLife1994 Member

    Aug 10, 2015
    Likes Received:

    Style How do you make it flow when you're also jumping all over the place?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by WriterodLife1994, Aug 16, 2015.

    I'm writing a piece that involves a lot of jumping around in place and time.

    There is where the story currently opens (11:30 PM on a Tuesday Night in Spring of 2010)

    There is the plot device that occurred roughly two hours earlier at around 9:30

    Then their is the backstory which involves a murder that took place nearly twenty years earlier and a shakeup in the family dynamic that occurred some months before that

    Plus all the switching around between a hospital, a safe house, and a federal law enforcement office building.

    I don't want to go in chronological order, I want to cover things as the characters that I open with learn them, but I also don't want it to be so complicated and confusing for the readers that they give up... Any thoughts on how to do this? I can't post an actual text in the workshop until Monday but I don't want to stop writing.

Share This Page