When unexpected things happen, yell “Plot Twist” and keep going. Funny, but how do you come up with plot twists that really work?
Writing plot twists is much harder than it looks. As readers, we’re used to devouring mind-blowing twists and turns, marvelling at the cleverness of the writers who devised them. But as writers behind the scenes, it’s difficult to dream up new and innovative ways of subverting readers’ expectations. If you want to write stories that surprise and intrigue your audience, we’ve got 10 simple tips to help you master the art of the plot twist. Stay up to date with the most popular posts on Writer’s Edit. 1. Approach your story as a reader This may seem obvious, but it’s one of the most important steps you can take towards writing effective plot twists. When you’re plotting and writing your novel, constantly put yourself in the reader’s shoes. Imagine how you might react to this particular story. In which direction would you automatically expect the story to go? What potential twists and turns immediately come