Re: Flashbacks: What’s your take? Home / Forums / List of Forums / Women’s Fiction / Chick Lit / Flashbacks: What’s your take? / Re: Flashbacks: What’s your take? January 27, 2012 at 1:57 am #5579 khufukittyParticipant I’m currently reading a book that uses flashbacks a lot. Like Laura, I found it disconcerting at first but they do help with the characterization. The ones I have planned for my novel are integral to the plot and I don’t think the story can be written without them. I guess I’m a bit afraid I’m not up to the task.