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How to go about writing a flashback or memory? (1 Viewer)

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My character is currently experiencing a flashback. How would one go about writing this? Would I switch POV, from first person-present to first person-past? Or stay the same? DO I use italics? Sorry, just want to know opinions :)

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writerman

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I would keep the same point of view as the narrative. Having differing points of view may confuse the reader. Also, I think it makes the work more seamless. Just my opinion.

As for italics, I use them sparingly because as a reader I find them rather tiresome. I wouldn't use them for a whole flashback scene.
Is it just the pov you have a problem with or is the transition into the flashback scene, the segue.
 
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