Posted on 07/16/2021 at 01:19 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Readers love to joke about how cruel their authors are in tormenting or killing their favorite characters.

But if you don’t handle the plot twists — or twistedness — correctly, then it’s not a joke any longer.

Writer’s Digest editor Moriah Richard has a way to avoid that: ensure that there’s an actual meaning to the literally or figuratively shocking events in your novel.

Read her three strategies for ensuring twists have meaning at Writer’s Digest.

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