“Foreshadowing is a literary device that can be used to create expectation with readers. It is a preparation tool. You let your reader know something is going to happen without giving the story away. You can create a sombre or ominous tone by foreshadowing. As a writer, you can drop hints of what is going to happen. It is a great ‘show, don’t tell’ tool. Think of music in movies. It sets the scene and lets us know that something scary or good is going to happen.
Here Are 7 Foreshadowing Tips That Work:
- Only foreshadow the important stuff.
- Foreshadowing creates a sense of foreboding.
- Finding your theme will help you.
- Use your three big surprises.
- It’s about the feelings.
- Remember that this is second draft stuff.
- Highlight examples of foreshadowing as you read novels.“