Is there anything better than a great plot twist? Twists, turns, big reveals, and surprise endings are some of the most coveted aspects of a great story, whether they are found within movies, TV shows, or novels. Plot twists break the monotony of conventional plots and stories, which is why script readers, audiences, and publishers love them.

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Every story ever told can be broken down into three parts. The beginning. The middle. And the plot twist - R.L. Stine. Click to lớn TweetBut writing the right plot twist can be a challenge. A great plot twist can impact your audience with an emotional gut-punch they"ll never forget. While the wrong kind of plot twist will leave readers feeling cheated or even let down. That being said, you can"t rely solely on plot twists to lớn make your script engaging. You still need strong storytelling và characterization.

And even when you find the perfect plot twist, you still have lớn build lớn it. Lượt thích one of the best plot twists of all-time in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back:

We"ve seen plenty of movies and shows và read plenty of novels that depict a hero facing off against an evil villain. Light versus Dark. But when that villain is revealed to lớn be that hero"s father, your world is rocked. In a good way.

The good news is that finding & developing a great plot twist is pretty easy. You just start with a seed—a revelation or epiphany that starts with, "What if..." Then you weave the results into your plots, stories, and characters for a more dynamic script. Lớn help you get started here"s a collection of 101 great plot twist ideas you can use to elevate your script. Try them out. Play around with them. And if you find one that you think is a good fit, plant it into your story and watch it grow.

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101 Plot twist ideas


The events of the story were all a computer simulation.The city the characters live within is actually on a spaceship. The city the characters live within is actually phối deep within a mountain after a nuclear war.The spaceship where the story takes place is actually a prison—unbeknownst khổng lồ the crew.An otherwise straightforward drama leads into science fiction territory. 

Plot Twist #101. The writer looking for plot twist inspiration had a revelation that led to an even better plot twist not mentioned above.

Bend và shape these plot twists lớn fit và elevate your stories — và share them with your writing peers.

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Ken Miyamoto has worked in the film industry for nearly two decades, most notably as a studio liaison for Sony Studios and then as a script reader và story analyst for Sony Pictures.

He has many studio meetings under his belt as a produced screenwriter, meeting with the likes of Sony, Dreamworks, Universal, Disney, Warner Brothers, as well as many production and management companies. He has had a previous development giảm giá with Lionsgate, as well as multiple writing assignments, including the produced miniseries Blackout, starring Anne Heche, Sean Patrick Flanery, Billy Zane, James Brolin, Haylie Duff, Brian Bloom, Eric La Salle, và Bruce Boxleitner, & the feature thriller Hunter"s Creed starring Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman, Wesley Truman Daniel, Mickey O"Sullivan, John Victor Allen, & James Errico. Follow Ken on Twitter