BlueCat Founder and Judge Gordy Hoffman on flashbacks within flashbacks. Gordy says that while the technique is not unheard of, it’s most likely not the most efficient way to convey information in your story. If you find yourself writing a flashback within a flashback, you may want to re-approach how you are laying out information in your script. Flashbacks within flashbacks tend to quickly become convoluted, and the goal of your script is to convey information as concisely as possible. So, it’s best to tread carefully if this is the route you choose to take.
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