Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
|I got all anti-frey on this book|
Then I remembered it was
written by Pittacus Lore ;)
• Share the title and the author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
THE POWER OF SIX
I wish the author was Pittacus Lore, Lorien's ruling elder. I have no trouble picturing him struggling to surviving on Earth while preparing for the war that will decide the fate of the last handful of free Loriens, and the fate of the people of Earth.
We still share that secret, but somewhere along the way Adelina has stopped acknowledging it. Somewhere along the way the plan to bide our time until we felt strong enough and safe enough to leave has been replaced with Adelina's desire to simply stay - or her fear to leave.
As I'm sure you can all appreciate, I've been busy with work and life and writing.
Write-essential 2 - the twist in the plot - has been syphoning off my time lately.
Plot twists are essential. After vibrantly-real characters, the plot twist is the element of the story everyone remembers.
In my wip there’s a boy whose life changes unexpectedly. As one of a group, he learns new skills and gets embroiled in adventures.
There is tension in the group: animosity.
I wanted to hint that among the usual rivalries something was at play - something more extreme.
But I didn’t want to give the reader the plot twist painted in sky-high lettering at some point after chapter 3.
Rachelle Gardner, on her blog, said: "When you foreshadow, the reader usually doesn’t notice it when they initially read it. But later they might have an “aha” moment, remember it, and put two and two together.” A delicate touch is necessary if the reader isn’t consciously pick up on at first. “Often foreshadowing can’t even be detected until someone reads your novel for a second time. It’s that subtle."
My favourite plot twist came in a film. The plot twist at the end of The Sixth Sense - I didn't see it coming.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE TWIST IN FICTION OR IN FILMS?