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Bitch Craft: Foreshadowing in Fiction

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"Foreshadowing is a literary device by which an author hints what is to come. Foreshadowing is a dramatic device in which an important plot-point is mentioned early in the story, and will later return in a more significant way. It is used to avoid disappointment. It is also sometimes used to arouse the reader." - From Wikipedia

Tonight I'm going to talk about foreshadowing in my work in general and specifically if the people in the chatroom bring anything up. Foreshadowing is a writer's tool most often deployed to increase suspense and to give readers clues regarding future events. Sometimes it can be subtle but often when you read a work a second time the author has given you very obvious clues regarding future events in their work.

This isn't something I can "pants" so if I pants (instead of plot) something I have to go back in the second draft and weave foreshadowing in. 

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