I love it when a story foreshadows well. What does Larry Brooks say about Foreshadowing?
Definition: anything that links to, or reveals a glimpse or hint of a forthcoming story point or issue of characterization, but that is not yet recognized by the reader as a salient story point itself at the moment of its revelation.
There are two types
- Obvious-attach emotion to it and it will be noticed.
- Subtle-allow it to pass without much notice-
Foreshadowing is hinting. It is a promise that may or may not be kept.
Foreshadowing can be the dropping of a clue, but it doesn't have to be.
Where and when to foreshadow?
- He argues that part one could be almost all foreshadowing
- Never in part 4
Check part one of your story...is it full of foreshadowing? Do you use both subtle and obvious foreshadowing?