In this book you will discover the six main types of twist: the Unreliable Narrator, Reversal of Identity, Reversal of Motive, Reversal of Perception, Reversal of Achievement, and Reversal of Fortune.
Author: Jane Bettany
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
How to Write Stories With a Twist will help you understand and master the techniques of writing twist plots for short stories and novels. Packed with advice, tips, writing prompts, exercises and story examples, this book explains the mechanics of twist plots and shows you how to create twist stories of your own. Tales with a twist are fun to produce and because they are so popular with readers, there are plenty of markets for this type of fiction, which makes it a lucrative form of writing. In this book you will discover the six main types of twist: the Unreliable Narrator, Reversal of Identity, Reversal of Motive, Reversal of Perception, Reversal of Achievement, and Reversal of Fortune. Using story examples, including two classics of short twist fiction, you will learn how to analyse stories using a framework that can be used to develop your own twist plots. With chapters on twist ideas, building and outlining a story, sowing clues, using the art of misdirection, editing, proofreading and submitting your manuscript, How to Write Stories With a Twist includes everything you need to get started as a writer of twist fiction. Jane Bettany is a freelance writer, publisher and creative writing teacher with more than twenty years experience of writing fiction. Her stories and non-fiction articles have appeared in women's magazines, literary magazines, newspapers and online. She has an MA in Creative Writing and is a qualified teacher.