Flashbacks were the subject of a course that I am taking on fictional writing.

I have used them in the things that I have written but I admit, I use them sparingly. They can be a great tool but they can also make the story unwatchable or unreadable.

Case in point.

DC’s Arrowverse.

I had to stop watching the show because every show has an incredible amount of flashbacks in it.

It is a great example of what not to do. At least, in my opinion.

The show could have been greater without it.