Editing Flashbacks with Creativity Coach for Novelists Beth Barany

While teaching our Edit Your Novel Intensive, I received a great question from a student.

She wanted an example of how to fix a flashback. So I put out the call to my current and former students and clients and received four 1-page flashbacks to edit.

I edited them, focusing on the entry to and exit from flashbacks, as well as a flashback’s purpose. I also focused on what the authors do well and what I’d like to see more of.

To see the entire 4-part lesson go here: (the lesson is part of the Introduction to our Group Coaching Program):


(You’ll need to create a free account.)

To get started, here’s my welcome intro:


For my summary…


You can check out the 4 lessons in between for free here as part of the Introduction to the Group Coaching Program:


As mentioned above, you’ll need to create an account in the school, if you don’t already have one.

Then click on the lesson: “Editing Flashbacks.”

It’s free to sign up for it, as it’s part of the Intro to the group coaching program.


Ezra and I are your guides at Barany School of Fiction…


Beth and Ezra Barany are award-winning, best-selling novelists, who have worked with over 100 authors to help them get their books written and published.

Happily married for over 20 years, we’re passionate about writing, storytelling, and guiding authors to achieve their dreams.

We offer coaching, consulting, and trainings to story tellers and novelists. Contact us for a complimentary session today.

If you’re curious to see our published work, here’s Beth’s books: https://www.amazon.com/Beth-Barany/e/B002F90RKM and Ezra’s books: https://www.amazon.com/Ezra-Barany/e/B004T79ECA/.

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  • michael says:

    Look how JK brilliantly uses the pensieve for mega-flashbacks in HP 6-7.


  • Beth Barany says:

    What she does with the pensieve is brilliant, creating such a great tool for entry and exit of flashbacks.

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