From: Raymond E. Feist
Date: 15 March 2012
I don't use outlines. I know where a book is going to end, and simply start writing toward that ending.
As for foreshadowing, that began in earnest in Shadow, but the events before that are a little hard to explain. From my point of view I write historical novels about Midkemia, so when I wrote Magician, I put stuff in there that reflected earlier history and later events. So when I got to the point it was clear I'd end up doing two or more additional rift wars, I looked at things I had done earlier that would serve as foreshadowing. One example: when demons started showing up, in Silverthorn, they were merely summoned critters, but by the time Shadow of a Dark Queen, demons were firmly in my head as having a larger role in the overall arc of the story. If that all makes sense.
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