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 PREINFORCE: the Proper Care and Feeding of a Good Foreshadow -- by John Berkowitz
Monday, 13 Mar at 03:12

The art of foreshadowing requires a skill for thinking backwards every bit as much as thinking forward. In fact, to be really effective, the actually event you are foreshadowing should be fully established in all its glorious minutia before you go back and sprinkle in all of the supporting details. The process of adding in those details on a later pass is what I call "preinforcing." Like all good words, it means precisely what it sounds like — you are reinforcing in advance. Burying clues along the way that do not look like clues.  [more...]
Response from Joelong 20 Mar at 18:39
I occasionally go back to add details such as this, but I prefer to outline enough so that I know...  [read all 6 responses...]



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