Check out this great post from Kristina Stanley’s blog with the difference between flashback and backstory
A flashback takes the reader from the current time to a previous time. This usually happens quickly, and then they are returned to the present.
A flashback is told as an action scene.
Backstory is the story that happens before your novel begins. Sometimes during the story, you need to inform the reader of something that happened earlier in a character’s life. You may have files upon files of information you store elsewhere that you use to develop your characters…
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