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!


Krista Van Dolzer 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!

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