Question and answer: Is it normal to write in non-chronological order?

Is non-chronological order writing normal? It may or may not be ‘normal’ but it’s done a lot.

I personally don’t care for it, but I’m okay with it if that’s the way the writer chooses to tell his/her story because if I don’t like it, I can simply change the order in which I read the story so I read it in chronological order.

In a book club I belong to, many readers are irritated by non-chronological stories and do what I do in order to read the story in logical, chronological order.

So take from this what you wish and perhaps — just perhaps — if you plan to write a story, do so in chronological order because it’s probably what most readers prefer.

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