S47E1 – Using Passive Foreshadowing

Foreshadowing has been a popular literary tool for centuries. We see it in Shakespeare’s collection and in ancient Greek tales. Good foreshadowing can help hook the reader and keep them invested in the story, even if they have an idea of the outcome already.

From giving away the ending, such as in Romeo and Juliet‘s opening lines to a retelling of a known historical event, sometimes it’s about the journey more than the destination itself. In this episode, we talk about passive foreshadowing and how to time dropping those hints for the ending.

First aired October 2, 2023.

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