“No, Don’t Tell Me”: How & When Should We Use Foreshadowing? – by Jami Gold…

on Writers Helping Writers:

Foreshadowing is a literary technique we can use in our stories that gives a preview or hint of events that will happen later. While many might think of foreshadowing for mysteries, this literary device can be used in any genre.

In fact, most stories need foreshadowing of some type to keep readers interested in what’s going to happen. That said, foreshadowing requires a balance. When used poorly, foreshadowing can make our story feel boring or predictable, but most stories need foreshadowing of some type to keep readers interested in what’s going to happen.

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