Want to 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.