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Writing Excuses episode on plot twists + Updates


In this week’s new Writing Excuses episode, How Does Context Shape Plot Twists?, we talk about plot twists. This episode covers the way in which the type of plot twist is dependent on, or signaled by, the context of the story. Getting plot twists right may mean surprising the reader, but it’s just as important to have the twist surprise the character.

Last week, in Tor.com’s continuing reread posts for Words of Radiance, Kaladin and Shallan both progressed in their Surgebinding skill development, moving forward toward their respective goals, but for each of them, progress was tainted by Amaram’s greed for Shards. This week, in Chapter 52, Adolin returns to the dueling arena once again, to provide another memorable show for the spectators.

My assistant Adam has updated the Twitter post archive for August and September.


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