Wednesday link: Foreshadowing

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few.

Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

1. Foreshadowing’s #1 Job in Your Story, from Helping Writers Become Authors: Foreshadowing is important to any story. It helps prepare a reader for what’s coming, even though the reader may not consciously realize that you’re preparing them for something. Excerpt: “But here’s the really crucial thing to understand about foreshadowing—and I think it’s something we often overlook, despite its simplicity. The whole purpose of foreshadowing—its #1 job—is to tell readers there’s a plot twist coming.”

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