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June 14, 2017

Blazing a Trail with Foreshadowing #WriterWednesday

Foreshadowing is a dramatic device writers use to tease an important plot point which we must return to before the story ends. Think of foreshadowing a little like foreplay. Only in the case of foreshadowing, we’re teasing a big twist in the story or an important piece of information which will affect the hero or heroine or both before the story ends. It’s important to remember that foreshadowing isn’t a red herring. Red herrings mislead, foreshadowing promises. So how do you use foreshadowing in your plot? The incident needs to be foreshadowed Significant events and information require foreshadowing. For example, if […]