5 Crucial Tips For Writing Plot Twists

Nicholas C. Rossis

This is a guest post by Desiree Villena. Desiree is a writer with Reedsy, a marketplace that connects self-publishing with the world’s best editors, designers, and marketers. In her spare time, she enjoys reading contemporary fiction and writing short stories. Naturally, she’s a big fan of plot twists (when they’re done right).

5 Crucial Tips For Writing Plot Twists

Plot Twist | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's bookA well-executed twist can be the key to making a piece of media memorable. Indeed, a litany of our best-loved pop culture moments boil down to perfectly timed, artfully established plot twists — often with their own catchphrases, from “Luke, I am your father” to “I see dead people.”

Plot twists are obviously a staple of the writer’s toolkit. But for all their popularity, they can be pretty difficult to pull off! Even after you’ve identified your plot twist idea, there’s a whole host of potential pitfalls. If you aren’t…

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