How to Set Up a Twist Without Giving Too Much Away

Vik Rubenfeld#AskVik1 Comment

@mercblues asks:

I asked:

“SIXTH SENSE” SPOILER ALERT

I replied:

You’re very welcome, Amy!

One Comment on “How to Set Up a Twist Without Giving Too Much Away”

  1. You should also notice that the clues aren’t delivered in the same scene. Introduce things in different chapters.

    Suppose you intend to introduce a superstorm as your twist. Try and offhand comment: “We always have calm weather in Littleville” in chapter one. In chapter four, yYour MC glances over the headlines, including, “Scientist claims supercells could form in the midwest.”

    Shortly before the storm, a conversation:

    MC: Maybe you should take your umbrella. It smells like rain.
    Friend: I heard it on the radio, sunny with clear skies for the next week. He’s never wrong.

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