So I got this story. To counter act information dumping I have tons of flashbacks. In a sense it is a story about 1 person and it is her occasionally remembering how she got to this point as she moves forward. Now I am not expecting easy answers. I know it takes a lot of time and thought but I am wondering if there is any sort of tool or concept or rule you guys use when in a similar situation. Situation being 2 questions. 1 How can you tell if a memory shouldn't make the cut? 2. How do you decide which order to show these kind of scenes?