Workshop with Vashti Hardy – Foreshadowing, Clues and Reveals


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Foreshadowing, Clues and Reveals

We’ll consider and analyse the elements we need to think about when considering the set up and pay off within stories. This will include the use of clues, mirroring, reader knowledge versus character knowledge, the use of events, show vs tell in foreshadowing, tone, planting questions and choosing when to answer them, and the frame of your story. I’ll give insights relating to Brightstorm and Wildspark along with other relevant story examples!

Vashti Hardy is a writer of children’s books living near Brighton in Sussex with her family. She was a primary school teacher for several years, and has a special interest in children’s writing, especially free-writing and the use of journals and creating fantasy worlds. She has a first-class honours teaching degree with English specialism and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Chichester. After leaving teaching to focus more on her writing, she also became a digital marketing executive. 

Vashti is an alumni member of The Golden Egg Academy and is represented by Kate Shaw of The Viney Shaw Agency. Her books BRIGHTSTORM and WILDSPARK are published in the UK by Scholastic. Brightstorm was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and The BAMB Reader’s Choice Award and also long listed for the Blue Peter Book Award. 

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