Hi all - I'm about to launch into a major eight-part storyline within Dead Heroes but I have a bit of a problem... The storyline is made up of three separate stories, each set at a different point in time. There's the present (i.e. the continuing main story) as well as a story from the past and one from the future.
Each story has issues and points that complement / juxtapose with points and issues from the other stories. This necessitates quite frequent switching. While this wouldn't be so much of a problem in a visual medium such as TV, movies or comics (where you have various visual cues such as colours that can immediately differentiate which time-period you're in), I'm struggling to come up with a way to do it in a text-format.
I know that the quality of writing should make it clear to the reader which time-period they're in but if you switch quickly, I don't know if that will be immediately clear enough. The only other idea I've had so far is to have different fonts but I thought that might look messy..? I just wondered if anyone has ever had a similar problem?