Nope, not talking about cocktails, though twists there are nice as well. I'm talking about throwing readers for a loop and making something happen that wasn't expected. I love books and films with a twist, because quite honestly, everything is so predictable these days. I mean, we've seen and read so many stories ... been there, done that. It's too easy.
Probably why when a story does have a twist, we fall head over heels for it. Ex. Shutter Island, The Sixth Sense
I just worked a few twists into my latest story, and hoping they come off how I planned. I'll be counting on my trusty beta readers to keep me in check. But I stumbled across this article from Writer's Digest the other day and wow! It rocks. If you didn't get a chance to read it, I'm posting the link below because I think it's totally worth five minutes of your time to read if you're a fiction writer.
TWIST ENDING TIPS FROM HARLAN COBEN
So how's it going my bleeps? I've been out of the blogosphere for a few days for some much needed R & R. I'll be catching up with you through the weekend. For my fellow moms out there, wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day weekend. I'm hoping for some breakfast in bed and some personal time for my special day. We'll see if Hubby delivers. *wink wink*
I'm sure I missed lots of good stuff while I was offline, but on the flip side I just revised an older story from last year and tweaked it to the point I can finally say, "It is finished!" Amazing how much my writing has improved since last year.
How about you? If you're a writer, have you noticed significant improvements over time? How do you like your twists? Can you think of some books and/or films with super twist endings? Please share ...
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