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If we sift foreshadowing down to its simplest form, we could say it prepares readers for what will happen later in the story.
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We hear lots about point of view, plot and climax, but what about foreshadowing? This very important element of a story seems to have been relegated to a back room and stuffed in the closet.
In its simplest form? It prepares readers for what will happen in the story. I'm sure you've read books where at the point of a major plot twist, you shake your head and say, huh? We all have. You feel cheated and want to snap that book shut!
There are two parts:
Part 1: The Plant (Blantant or Subtle Hints)
Part 2: The Payoff (Important Scenes Play Out)
Foreshadowing can ease readers into what is going to happen. Sneak it in like pureed veggies, but don't hit readers over the head with it. This way, when you execute your plot twist, your readers will be delighted--not disgusted.
***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***
Link to the original article: http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/2013/04/how-to-use-foreshadowing.html
By Yvonne McArthur
"The written word can seem a little old hat compared to the wonders of the digital world, but it was truly revolutionary. In fact, access to writing and books not only completely altered the world we live in, but changed the way we think and perceive. In his book The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture, pastor and former adman Shane Hipps mentions four ways in which writing rewired our brains. Print and access to books made us more individualistic, more capable of abstract thought, more objective, and more linear in our thinking. Read on to find out how.?
This is important in the digital world. Print and written materials have a role in the development of our brains. Nicholas Carr described how a typewriter changed the sound of Nietszche's writing.
Bookmarks and other things found marking the pages of a book. By a used bookseller.
Are you mesmerized by the beat of the content drum? There's no shortage of advice on how to create "great content."
Writers are apprentices. We should continually be working on our craft. Perfect it? Nah. But we can always improve.
This wealth-of-tips article was quite a find. The 12 tips are like tiny gold nuggets. If you apply even one, it should actually take your writing--as it is right now--and color it golden.
A few nuggets:
o People love STORIES--don't be afraid to tell one
o Apply a little ALLITERATION - Using the same letter or sound to start multiple words in the same sentence. (EX: Write the way you want)
o Consider CADENCE - Play with syllabication. Just as in music think "rhythm" (Quick and the Dead)
o Power of THREES - Give examples, adjectives, and sentences in three's (3 little pigs, 3 wishes, etc.)
o Longish SENTENCE, then a short one. The short one will sound TRUE.
Read through all the tips to pick up some new ideas to add more color to your own writing.
Link to the original article: http://www.websearchsocial.com/take-writing-from-meh-to-memorable-with-12-simple-techniques
Welcome to a site celebrating classic women authors who wrote in the English language. Here you’ll find their words of wisdom for readers and writers. Enjoy their life stories and quotations; learn more about their books; read their advice on the writing life; and enjoy contemporary voices on the writing process.
Lots of biographical information as well!