The Twist

31 Jul

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I’m talking about the plot twist, and it makes readers scream, bang their heads on tables, or toss your book across the room. Only to snatch it up again.

Hook those readers! The twist works. As you ramp up tension, the added calamity keeps readers guessing.

A well-placed twist is just as beneficial for you as for your readers. It can build confidence and trust in your writing skills.

Here are a few clues that it might be time to consider a twist:

  • When your writing resembles someone else’s. Be original!
  • When you’re bored with your own work.
  • When you know something’s missing…but you can’t figure out what.

What are some other clues that it might be time for a twist?

~ Jericha Kingston


Posted by on July 31, 2015 in editing, Jericha Kingston


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2 responses to “The Twist

  1. williamchasterson

    July 31, 2015 at 3:53 am

    Reblogged this on William Chasterson.


  2. Pegg Thomas

    July 31, 2015 at 6:57 am

    When the characters get too comfortable before the end of the book.



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