#5. There’s No Such Thing as a Flashback — It’s a Flashpresent
If you think of a flashback done badly, it’s a mere plot device — a data dump where the screen goes all hazy and some facts are delivered to you. The goal is to use the flashback less like a device and more like a memory. After all, there is no need for a flashback to be hokey. We all carry memories with us through our lives, and they come out when they’re triggered by the things we’re doing.