7 Awesome Foreshadowing Tips For Fiction Writers

“7 Awesome Foreshadowing Tips for Fiction Writers” by Mia Botha | 6th April, 2016 | Writers Write.

“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:

  1. Only foreshadow the important stuff.
  2. Foreshadowing creates a sense of foreboding.
  3. Finding your theme will help you.
  4. Use your three big surprises.
  5. It’s about the feelings.
  6. Remember that this is second draft stuff.
  7. Highlight examples of foreshadowing as you read novels.

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