During flashback scenes in The Stars My Redemption, I’ve made use of a device I first encountered in IT by Stephen King.
Here’s a picture I took from my own dog-eared copy.
I’ve used a dash with mine to indicate where one sentence in the now is breaking into a sentence of then.
I just wanted to illustrate that our writing style comes from all sorts of places. All over the shop, so to speak. As writers we beg borrow and steal from the best, I like to think. And King’s one of them.
Tony Healey is the author of the bestselling Harper & Lane Series, consisting of Hope’s Peak, Storm’s Edge and Blue Ruin, published by Thomas and Mercer. He is also the author of westerns in the Ralph Compton Western Series, including The Devil’s Snare, Blood On The Prairie, and Die Trying. He has several works published independently, including the crime novel Not For Us.
Tony Healey lives and works in Brighton, on the Sussex coast. He is married, has four daughters and a chorkie called Freddy. Tony is represented by his agent, Sharon Pelletier of Dystel, Goderich & Bourrett LLC.
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