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Posts tagged ‘foreshadowing’


Last week I wrote about voice. I told you that my natural voice is blunt an analytical. As you might guess, this puts a damper on foreshadowing. I say what needs to be said and move on. In addition, what little foreshadowing I have is so obvious that a blind cat could see it. But lucky for me, I’ve redrafted. My foreshadowing has become more subtle (I hope) and I have found that there is an ease to writing this way, once I get in the rhythm.

The hard part of foreshadowing is that you have to know where the story is going. I don’t do very well with foreshadowing for the current book, but I look ahead.  As such, I’ve put a lot of foreshadowing for the second and third books in Quest for Salvation, but practically no foreshadowing for later events in the first book. For me, it works. I don’t know how other people will feel about it.

To foreshadow properly, a writer needs to have a picture of where things are going (as I said above). For me, this means having the outline for book 2 and the general plot of book 3 (and even later books that are not included in this trilogy).  In my first drafts, the bluntness of the foreshadowing reminds me what I need later. It jumps out at me and says “Don’t forget to make me important!” And so I remember.

But I’m afraid readers won’t. What happens if my foreshadowing is too subtle and the readers forget it? Well, I suppose that is what editors are for.

Take care, fellow travelers.

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