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WRITING SUSPENSE & MYSTERY  IN FANTASY : FORESHADOWING  SCENES 

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Its all a mystery

In my work in progress werewolf novel draft 2 I cut a lot of unnecessary backstory and foreshadowing  of scenes for  most characters  so I  can concentrate  on specific  characters  that I want to  lay  out a direct and leveled  path that is not predicable within  their  story arc . I also devised and  planned a list  of characters  who I will  have foreshadowing for future scenes  where  important events will take place. This was hard  but I think I have  managed  to do it.  

It is important  as the writer  to not overuse  the foreshadowing  technique .  Foreshadowing allows  for there  to be suspense and mystery  you  do not want to dispel  it .

You  want to use foreshadowing to prepare  the readers  for later  scenes  in order  to tie up loose  ends, to focus on important details  within  the  novel and create a sense of fate within the  story by revealing its ending, thus putting the focus on the character’s struggles against their fate.

Therefore , you want to be able to plant something  and  then pay it off  properly  at the end.

In order  to do this  the writer would  need  to  introduce  the object, symbol, place  , ect that is relevant  at the beginning in order  for  the plot to unfold.

To bring suspense  and mystery you can  foreshadow  anything

From objects  such as: Cars  and gadgets  and  magical items.  

From Skill or Talent:  Imitating a voice  or   relaying a skill that the character in the  scene does  such as playing  the piano .

From Behavior :  An example of this is a  character  being  compulsive or impatient   in their actions  as it relates  to a  scene that will connect to the future  scenes.

Remember  to build mystery and suspense in a scene doesn’t have  to be  always loud and  action pack  and  can be just as  tantalizing  and  cerebral   with   the  subtleness  of a  foreshadowed  technique.

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WHAT ARE SOME WAYS  YOU FORESHADOW SCENES IN YOUR  NOVEL  THAT YOU  HAVE  READ  OR WRITTEN?

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