I'm working on a project in which I'd like to jump around in time, scatter flashbacks and tell entire chapters out of order. I love when this is done well in a novel, but I'm not sure I've ever paid attention with my writer's ears on. I think my story would lend itself to the process, but I'm not entirely sure how to go about this and tell it right. It would have to be paced properly, and the jumps would have to be well-timed so as to compliment the main story line, which all seems very daunting to me. I've read several books on writing, but none included advice on this particular subject, including Stephen King's book, and he loves to leap back and forth in time. So how does one plot out a book out of order? I know most of the non-linear novels I've read seem to focus on one or two spots in the timeline and make jumps from there, but beyond that, I'm feeling very lost in the brainstorming and especially outlining phases. Have any of you ever written a non-linear piece? Do you have any advice? A part of me wonders if this is just something you have to have a feel for to get it right, but if anyone has any tips, I'm all ears. Thanks.