This is where a writer pauses in the flow of a story and inserts an event from the past. I do use this technique in my writing as one of the tools to create tension or conflict.
However I have heard many writing experts say that the flashback technique should be avoided entirely. I think i understand their point especially with the example of some Nigerian movies that overuse it. But i still think it can be useful in buiding a story.
As a reader what do you think? Does the flashback technique break your reading experience and pull you out of the story?