"The most popular YA novels use food as a vehicle for backstory and description. We get a chance to learn about the story beyond what the characters happen to say when their mouths are full. The Harry Potter books, Twilight Series, and Hunger Games Seri
Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers From the Very First Sentence — Lisa Cron
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.