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Jennifer Lawler
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I think jumping around in timeline is always potentially problematic and I don’t know why authors love doing it so much. I mean, I can see playing around a little, such as opening with a dramatic moment and then going back to what brought the characters to that dramatic moment–sure, curiosity can keep readers turning pages–but much of the time it strikes me as being less about serving the story and more about indulging the author.