Get Twisted

A few weeks ago, my wife and I were watching a movie. The climax of the film caught me off guard — I didn’t see the twist coming. My wife, however, did. “You’re a writer,” she said, “you know how plot and characters work. You should have seen this coming, too.”

I want to read stories and watch movies where I don’t know what’s coming next. But, as my wife pointed out, writing twists is no easy task. You don’t want your twist to be so obvious everyone sees it coming, but you also want your story to track and be cohesive. Instead, you want to work toward keeping most people guessing.

? How do you keep your readers guessing?


? Read more from The Writing Cooperative on creating twists.

Writing Major Plot Twists by Simon Dillon
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Stop Telling Writers to Show, Not Tell by Matthew Black
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How To Succeed or Fail At Writing a Twist Ending by Traverse Davies
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