Friday, February 26, 2016

Twisted Plotster

I've been asking myself lately what would be the strangest thing to write.  I came up with the words, 'twisted plotster' after the group Twisted Sister (and no, I'm not a fan of Twisted Sister).  Probably the only song I know of theirs is 'We're Not Gonna Take It.'

But if you notice, the story takes a normal family (well, the dad's off his rocker and needs to be put in his place), from a simpler era, and introduces something that would never happen.  The kid becomes a rocker, much to the dad's horror.  The kid brings his brothers in to fight, as well.  The dad gets put into his place, and the plot gets sort of twisted.

That type of plot, one that the reader isn't expecting, is a twisted plotster.  It would make the reader sit up and notice, because it's not the normal book in that genre.

So if you're writing a romance, for example, twist it.  Make it a romance...with a horror element.  Or maybe kill off the protagonist.  Something twisted to make it new and interesting.

Twist those plots and see if it helps.  It's new and interesting, for sure.

Have a great week!
Markee/SweetTale Books

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