Time Travel – A Frequently Used Literary Device

I’m a fan of time travel books, especially when it involves altering the past. Don Massenzio is visiting with Marcia Meara today on The Write Stuff with his book, Extra Innings. If you enjoy time travel as a plot device, be sure to hop over and check this out. I’ve already pre-ordered my copy!

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Guest Post by Don Massenzio

As a reader, my fascination with time travel began as a child. When I first read The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, I was enthralled by the idea of travelling either backward or forward in time.

Traveling backward could allow one to catch glimpses of historical events or important figures. You could go back and wander among dinosaurs. Similarly, traveling forward gives a view of the development of man, technology and the future of our planet.

As I sat down to write my book, Extra Innings, I was fascinated by the different views of time travel that have been used in fiction. This post will discuss those various theories and I’ll give you a view of my thought process in landing on one.

Here are some of the theories that have been presented in fiction:

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  1. Precognition – This is the idea of seeing the…

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