Disclaimer: this is a humourous post meant to amuse, not to instruct. You have been warned. 😉
We’ve all had that one book that totally blew our minds with the crazy twists and turns of the plot, always keeping us on our toes.
How do authors come up with such stunning plot surprises? How do they blow our expectations out of the water?
Well, let me tell you.
There’s a recipe for everything. And naturally there’s a recipe for plot twists as well. So grab your plot pots and spoons and let’s get stirring.
- 1 novel plot
- 1 cast of characters
- 5 cups of conflicting ideals
- Dash of betrayal
- 1/2 cup of chaos
- Untold Secrets, to taste
Mix plot and characters to the pot and stir in two cups of conflicting ideals.
Stir novel until the mixture is inwardly boiling with conflict, though only a few bubbles show on the surface.
Add two more cups of conflicting ideals, and a dash of betrayal.
Pour in 1/2 cup of chaos, then stir rapidly until the mixture explodes.
Mix in untold secrets to your personal taste.
Bake in fiery heat of unending edits for one year, or until well crisped.
Optionally sprinkle with disaster, and serve with reader’s tears.
What’s one book that’s totally blown your mind with all the plot twists? What do you think are important ingredients to cooking up the perfect twist? Let’s chat together!