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FORESHADOWING – A FICTION WRITER’S HINT OF THINGS TO COME

Foreshadowing is a writer’s way of giving the reader hints of events to come, an incentive to keep turning the page and for me one of my favorite part of the story to write. For mystery writers foreshadowing is essential as it is how we give our audience clues which they will need to solve the puzzle presented in the story. Foreshadowing can be obvious, for example – “When Harry woke up on Monday he had no way of knowing that by Friday he’d be dead and #8221; The reader may not know how it is going to happen,...
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DESCRIPTION AND SETTING

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

 GETTING THE SETTING RIGHT   Regardless of the genre of a story, all fiction writers must decide on a setting where it will unfold. Picking a setting is too important to leave to a random dart tossed at a map. In order to be believable, the setting must make sense for the characters and for the story itself. The writer must consider several things in order to choose the setting.  Physical Location: Where on the globe, or in the universe, the story will take place influences who you can write about. If you want your main character to be...
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