Do You Write Story Twists?

The Difference Between A Great Twist And A Mediocre Twist.

The link above takes you to a revealing article that explains why certain twists work better than others. As a fan of twists (both writing and reading them), I’ve written both kinds and have to say, their explanation resonated in me.


2 thoughts on “Do You Write Story Twists?

    1. When the twists are formulaic, it can be tedious. However I don’t mind a predictable twist if the character doesn’t see it coming, or if I as a reader have knowledge the character doesn’t have. Since I’m able to read another character’s POV (or something) and I know that there’s going to be a blindside but the other character doesn’t… that’s the kind of twist I see coming that I truly *adore*.

      Then there’s the kind of twist that blindsides the reader AND the character. Those are fun *evil grin*

      The article is interesting, that it explains why some twists impact more than others. I never liked the “info reveal at last minute” twist because it feels like cheating.


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