Mastering Plot Twists: How to Use Suspense, Targeted Storytelling Strategies, and Structure to Captivate Your Readers

Mastering Plot Twists: How to Use Suspense, Targeted Storytelling Strategies, and Structure to Captivate Your Readers

Unlock the secrets to superior plot twists!

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“…A unique and absolutely invaluable toolbox for any author…”
~Kate WhiteNew 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

Acclaim and awards for Mastering Plot Twists include:

  • Agatha Award Winner for Best Non-Fiction Book
  • Anthony Award Nominee for Best Critical or Non-Fiction Work

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 EphronNew York Times best-selling author of You’ll Never Know, Dear

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Genre: Find Your Unique Writer’s Voice
Tag: Craft
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
Publication Year: 2018
ASIN: 144035233X
ISBN: 9781440352331
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