Re: Tips for writing a prophecy?

Prophecies are fantastic tools for misdirection. The reader is expecting this because of x y and z and despite all the clues given - still will not see the truck that smashes them from a side road. Can't say too much as I am doing this in my current - but I think you get the idea.

Make the prophecy so vague that it keeps the reader guessing as to what it actually means and gives hints to all possibilities and ones the reader may not expect.

Make it one the MC cannot carry out ie moral dilemma = Would you go back and kill Hitler as a baby if you could? Some even in knowing the outcome would say no. Would that person choose a different way? Forge their own fate?

I am of the opinion that Prophecy can be a powerful tool in many ways.