Have all the plot twists and surprises that you want in your story, but make sure they conform to your structure and that you have properly foreshadowed them.
Creativity flourishes within a structure, and I have personally found that understanding the structure of story is the best way to help you grasp all the aspects of writing a novel. In today’s article, author K.M. Weiland (@KMWeiland) discusses foreshadowing, part of her book, Structuring Your Novel. How do you explain the concept of foreshadowing? So, itâ€™s like this thing that happens before this other thing happens to let readers know that the other thing is going to happen. Tough, isnâ€™t it? But for all that it can be a bit difficult to succinctly explain, foreshadowing is really a simple
Source: Writing A Novel: How Story Structure Creates Foreshadowing | The Creative Penn