Plot Twist

Sharing a new Merry Christmas Book Release by my dear friend and fellow author, Joe Siccardi as he has met The Real Jolly Ole Elf himself and a FB Live Santa Saturday Events too! The book cover for his new Santa Release ia also in the running for “All Author’s Book Cover of The Month” and cat would for you to go and VOTE for Joe’s amazing cover here:

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The Light

A writer in my writing class last year was getting frustrated. She had outlined her mini story, but as she started to put words on paper, the story started to drift from her original intent. I remember the angst on her face when she asked, β€œIs that normal?”

Yes, Virginia, it is normal. In fact, it might be more normal than you think. I assured her β€” whether it’s a short story or a novel or even a journal or blog entry β€” just about every writer has experienced it. I often refer to it as a β€œplot twist.”

Your plot is the heart of your story. Without a plot, be it predefined or just an idea, the story stops beating. If your story stops beating, your audience is going to stop reading.

That being said, the soul of your story is your characters. They drive the story, especially the…

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