So I have a question and would love some feedback on this:
What are your thoughts on a THEN and NOW story format? By this I mean, a format in which chapters are broken up into the current situation of the main character (NOW) and the back story of the main character and how they got to the current situation (THEN). I’ve seen this format work stunningly well (@ssmith314 and her AMAZING story Wyrmrot that actually introduced me to this concept and got me hooked), but I’m just curious to hear other readers thoughts on this style.
Would it bother you to jump back and forth?
What about a sequel to the first? If the sequel wasn’t in a Then and Now format, would that bother you?
I ask because I want to attempt this format for my NaNoMo story concept this September, and I haven’t read many stories in this format (other than the aforementioned one). I’m curious what people think of them.
I do realize that this is ultimately up to the writer and how they want to write their story. I want to hear PERSONAL feedback from readers on what they first think when the come across stories in this style.