I’m trying to find the perfect place to put a little, tiny sliver of foreshadowing. I know the chapter. In fact, editing that chapter was when it occurred to me that now might be a good time to hint that the two cultures in my fine book are more dependent on each other than my main character thinks they are.
I can’t quite seem to get the foreshadowing piece hammered flat in the rest of the chapter.
I printed out another copy of the chapter, and identified the place where I think my foreshadowing goes. (And by the way, have I mentioned that my printer takes high-capacity, ultra-economy sized cartridges? Yeah. There’s a reason for that.)
All I really need is a couple of lines, but smoothing out the parts around those two lines is tricky.
And one of the characters–who is about twelve–always seems to wind up sounding like a 50 year old business man.
So, what about you? Do you like foreshadowing?
Will you do my homework for me? Oh, wait. No. I meant… does it come smoothly at the beginning or do you find yourself tetris-ing it in at the end?