How to Write Mind-Blowing Plot Twists—Twisting is NOT Twerking


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Okay so on Monday I talked about 3 Mistakes that Will Make Readers Want to Punch a Book in the Face. One of the mistakes involved the twist ending. Very often a writer believes she has written a twist when in fact, it is NOT a twist at all, it is a twerk.

Twisting the reader? YES. Twerking the reader? NO.

You’ve heard the literary term MacGuffin? For the sake of a simple analogy, I’m adding a new one and it is called a MacGyver 😛 .

How is a MacGyver a twist?

We know MacGyver is in a bad spot and he has two choices. The obvious one. A gun. Blast his way out. Or he has is det-cord, glitter, and coffee stirrers.

OMG! How can he ever survive?

MacGuyver uses what he is given and fashions the glitter, det-cord and coffee stirrers into a small incendiary device…

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5 thoughts on “How to Write Mind-Blowing Plot Twists—Twisting is NOT Twerking

  1. I have always love Richard Dean has MacGyver what really amazed me was that he could save his life out of whatever he found that was handy and I always wondered how he could have even thought about something like that without knowing that it could possibility work like it did (first time almost every time). Kat

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