Check out this useful post from Rachel Poli on the importance of using plot twists as part of her Mystery Month series. If you don’t already follow her blog, you should.
When it comes to writing any genre, plot twists are always a good, fun thing to have up your sleeve. When it comes to writing mysteries, plot twists can sometimes be essential.
You want the reader to figure it out, but you also want to blow their mind, right?
A plot twist is exactly what it sounds like. The events in your story lead your readers to believe one thing and then suddenly, usually towards the end, something unexpected happens that twists the whole plot around.
It’s a surprise, it makes your readers keep turning the pages, sitting at the edge of their seat.
So, how do you write an awesome plot twist?
1. Reveal something big
When writing a mystery, revealing something big can be pretty easy to come by. Reveal an extra bad guy or even an unknown victim. Find a brand new piece of evidence. Or, let…
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