Thursday, June 2, 2011
Blog Hop: Twisting in the Wind
Baby, I twist more than Chubby Checker. if by "twist" we mean the plot heading somewhere unexpected. I try to make this happen with every chapter, every scene, even every sentence. It needn't be a lurching, grating twist every time, like a car being scrapped at a junkyard. It can be a twist as gentle as braiding a princess's hair. But there must be constant twists.
If the plot goes where the reader knows it will go, at any level, then the reader will lose interest. Or, worse, it will be pleasant only to the reader who wants to be spoonfed. Pardon my candor, but I'm not writing for that reader.