Foreshadowing — What It Is And How To Use It

Foreshadowing is a literary device used to hint at what’s to come without revealing the story. It shows the reader that your story is not a set of random events. Instead, they will see it as a series of circumstances in which the actions of your characters have consequences. It’s a subtle way to add a level of realism and foreboding to your story that the reader won’t notice until the big reveal, but when they do, they’ll thank you for it.

Think about the second time you read your favourite book. You already knew the outcome so the ending wasn’t a…