"...A unique and absolutely invaluable toolbox for any author..." Kate White, New York Times
best-selling author and former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan Unlock the secrets to superior plot twists
The key to keeping people on the edge of their seat--from memoirs to thrillers and stage plays to screenplays--is filling your stories with unexpected twists and turns. By integrating Plot Twists, Plot Reversals, and Moments of Heightened Danger (TRDs) at crucial points, you can captivate your readers with I-can't-wait-to-see-what-happens-next intrigue. The quicker pace and focused action that comes from strategically placed twists form the core of the nuanced, multifaceted books that sell--and that help you find a devoted readership.
In Mastering Plot Twists
, Agatha Award-winning author, Jane K. Cleland goes beyond telling writers what to do; she shows you how to do it. Within these pages, you'll find:
- A proven, five-step process for using TRDs, with detailed examples from best-selling books
- A deep dive into plotting, structure, pacing, subplots, and more to help you develop surprising yet inevitable twists.
- "Jane's Plotting Roadmap" and worksheets--essential tools for planning your plot
Building on the award-winning instruction provided in Mastering Suspense, Structure & Plot
, Cleland's newest guide will help you create effective and credible twists, creating the kind of stories that will keep your readers up long into the night.
"...A master class in crafting plots that twist and turn..." Hallie Ephron, New York Times
best-selling author of You'll Never Know, Dear