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Joshua Fox shares foreshadowing tips

BY DONNA ROSENTHAL–

Author Joshua Fox will give the Ridge Writers Thursday, January 4 program, 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church, 633 W. Las Flores Avenue. Public welcome. No admission fee.

Young and at the tender age of 22, he has spent most of his life understanding the intricacies of literature: character arcs, narrative theme, all the way down to color theory. He possesses a passionate appreciation for it all. Having already published his first book, finished the second, and started on his third, he is putting all of that knowledge to use.

The highlights of his craft are his miniscule details, how seemingly innocuous phrases turn into tells of what is to come, or what are thought to be simple mistakes become carefully sown seeds with the turn of a page. He will go over how to turn a story into a meticulously carved puzzle, inlaying important details to subconsciously input them into readers’ minds. He will talk about how to tastefully reveal information to maximize intrigue and anticipation, as well as how focusing on subtlety and foreshadowing quickened his writing. There will also be some discussion about writing online, and gradually building an online audience over one million strong. His view count on fanfiction.net stands at over one million.

A Q&A and book signing will follow.

Ridge Writers is the East Sierra Branch of the 114-year-old California Writers Club (calwriters.org) that traces roots to Jack London and friends in the Bay Area and has 22 branches throughout the state.