Tuesday, November 8, 2011

#freeadvice Day 2

Twists aren't just for the end of a story. Use them from the beginning so readers never know what to expect.

Today's #freeadvice comes from Angela. Check out her blog at Live to Write... Edit when Necessary (its own great advice). I picked her advice to feature today because it's something that's such a duh sort of thing, but no one ever puts it in such simple terms. And some writers really need to live by it. Put it on a sticky note above your computer, right next to Life is a Box of Chocolates...

Keep the great advice coming via Twitter and Blog!

Happy writing!

5 comments:

Krista V. said...

Good advice, Angela! The only thing I'd add is to make sure you save the best for last:) (I hate getting to the end of a twisty, complex story and discovering that the ending fizzles.)

Thanks for sharing, Vickie!

Janice Sperry said...

My advice is: Mind control is cheating and has already been thoroughly explored by Star Trek. Find another way to move your plot along.

Theresa said...

Great advice. I'm actually reading a book now that all the reviews say the last fifty pages are full of twists and is amazing. Unfortunately the first three hundred pages have dragged a little. As I read I keep hoping for a little something to have me glued to the pages, hopefully I get there soon.

I'm loving the free advice. Can't wait to read more.

Angela Cothran said...

Thanks for picking me Vickie :) Now I need to make sure I practice what I preach!

Martha Ramirez said...

Great advice! What a good reminder. Thank you!