Month: June 2020

How To Use Foreshadowing in Your Novel Like A Master.

If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off. —Anton Chekhov This quote by Chekhov is the basis of foreshadowing. Foreshadowing is a literary device that allows you to plant clues, hint at what’s to come, build […]

How To Use Foreshadowing in Your Novel Like A Master.


Hope you’re well.

Above is a very interesting and useful post from January 5th 2020 by Dougles W.T. Smith ( This discusses and details the potentially story changing aspect of the story writing process, foreshadowing.

I keep this is mind during my writing as I’ve been guilty previously of not giving this more attention. This post helped me to do this going forward.

Click the link in green and bold at the top of this post for the full thing. Happy reading and have a good day.


Twitter For Nonvultures

by efrussel   I took a Twitter break recently, and it’s gotten me thinking about Twitter. So, a Twitter post. I’m not one of those people who thinks Twitter is absolutely integral to your success as an indie writer. I think there are loads of ways to be successful as an indie writer, and […]

Twitter For Nonvultures


The post above is from ‘A Writer’s Life’. A blog I’ve enjoyed for a while and it has loads of writing tips, information, and advice.

The post itself ( is about navigating Twitter for Writers. I’m still trying to get my head around myself but it can be a useful tool and the opportunities to engage with other writers are plentiful.

I’ve been working on my WIP a lot recently, a story about a man plagued by strange dreams and how he overcomes them, and have been neglecting my blog.

So, I decided to re-blog a selection of posts I have found really useful. This is the first and hopefully you will find this as helpful as I did.