The “Chekhov’s Gun” Guide to Foreshadowing. 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. If it’s not going to be fired, it shouldn’t be hanging there.
Writing a Novel in 12 Stages. actually the last two stages should be editing and publishing. This process is at least 20 years out of date. Today publishing through an agent/traditional publisher only occurs if you are proven.