“Hide the pointy things.”

Six unedited sentences from the upcoming Part Forty One of You Will Find Your Way

“Hide the pointy things.”

She’s not sure if her words even make sense, she’s not remotely awake enough for that, and swings her legs over the side of the couch. When she stands, her right hip protests after so many hours lying on it, so when she takes the first step, she nearly falls on her face.

She’s beauty and she’s grace.

The clatter of the weapons being deposited in the kitchen follows her out of the living room and into the foyer, and whoever’s out there knocks again as she gets her hand on the deadbolt.

“Let me guess, the world is ending,” she grumbles and yanks the door open.

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3 Reasons To Use Foreshadowing In Your Story

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Foreshadowing Is Awesome

Foreshadowing is, hands down, one of my favorite things to include in my writing.

Hands, freaking down.

Why?

Well, first things first, let’s talk about heroes.

Now, I don’t mean heroes in general, or heroes like the ones in the #WhoIsTalyaNightingale novel. No, I mean 2006 television phenomenon, Heroes, you know, the show that launched Hayden Panettiere’s career.

#SaveTheCheerleaderSaveTheWorld

And when I talk about Heroes, I’m only talking about Season One. Don’t get me started on Season What’s-Her-Face-Who-Kills-People-When-She-Cries or Season Ruined-By-The-Writer’s-Strike (which I understand was a thing that happened and the WGA can and SHOULD fight for their rights) or whatever hell happened on the show after that.

And I’m REALLY not talking about the attempt at the reboot. I wanted it to work out. I wanted it to be good. But alas, nope. #YouTried…Well…Kinda.

Not really. Oh gosh, the execution was so lacking on that one.

Anyway.

One of the most entertaining parts about Season One, for ME, was that I could predict what was going to happen for pretty much every single major plot point the moment it was foreshadowed.

No, I’m not physic (even though there are PLENTY of people out there who think I am), but there was just something about how that show was written that, before a thing would happened, I’d call it out.

Every. Single. Time.

And while most people aren’t fans of that kind of life, we all know how much I like reading to the end to figure out if I’m going to possibly like a story. I’d rather have the challenge of figuring out what’s going on that be caught off guard.

It’s a thing. I’m super unique.

Anyway, click the Continue Reading button for some fundamentals on what foreshadowing IS and IS NOT, and three reasons why it’s awesome and you should use it in your writing.

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TFR’s Writing Prompts No. 136-140

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Part Forty

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Part Forty of You Will Find Your Way
Giselle is an astrophysicist, not a meteorologist, damn it.

What.

Dallas blinks, blinks again, but Giselle is still facing her with that expectant look like she should know what she’s talking about and—Dallas is incredibly confused, but she probably shouldn’t be? Should be? Both?

Maybe she does need to go to bed.

She rubs her eyes and stumbles the rest of the way into the living room. She flops onto the couch and proper her head on her hand, “Explain whatever this is to me,” Giselle opens her mouth, probably to do just that, but Dallas cuts her off. “Explain as if I am a small child with a very short attention span.”

Giselle lifts the crinkled Post-It that they nearly lost to the dust bunnies that live under the couch, “There was an atmospheric disturbance the night your blade started glowing.”

“And?”

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12 Words

One unedited sentence (plus a little more) from an upcoming Saturday serial that is definitely not a fairy tale, but does contain numerous fairies.

“He has quite the fascination with harpies,” she says. “Isn’t that silly?”

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22 Words

One unedited sentence from the upcoming Part Forty of You Will Find Your Way

Dallas blinks, blinks again, but Giselle is still facing her with that expectant look like she should know what she’s talking about.

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TFR’s Writing Prompts No. 131-135

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