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Announcing Flashback week

Flashback week - write and roleplay about your character's past

Last year we announced the first ever ‘Flashback Week’ a week-long writing event where writers and roleplayers were encouraged to think about something that happened in their characters past. The event isn’t held anywhere, there’s no fee, and there’s barely any rules – only to write a flashback about your character and your story and tell everyone about it. Oh, and to have fun!

Flashback week is the 2nd week in August, starting Sunday the 14th. If you’re writing in that week, make sure to include a flashback!

Using flashbacks in your story is great for character building, and helps to flesh out your character’s back-story. If you’re not sure what to write about in your Flashback, see our 10 ideas for some examples, and why flashbacks are important.

Enter the competition!

Yes there’s a flashback week competition, submit your flashback stories and our panel of roleplay veterans will pick the best story. For more info about the competition and rules, see this page.

We’ve already had some great entries, but it’s not too late to submit yours too.

If you want more updates about Flashback week, join our Facebook event here, or join our mailing list here.