A story riddled with flashbacks is a sign of weakness, unless it's a device. But, I'm finding that for my MC, she's flashing back a bit to the past, a bit more than I'd like, and mayhap at too much length.
So, what am I to do with all these flashbacks?
Here's a sample, just a rough section, includes a flashback if you care to look over, feel free to advise me even if you don't--I've got like, two others much longer that are back to back, in another chapter, which I am definitely thinking of cutting or moving somehow. They are good scenes though, I know I could start with castle life instead or cut these down to something shorter, but, in some cases they highlight a character that will be important later and show background stuff that isn't standard.