Thursday, October 30, 2014

An Unexpected Turn....

The winner of our giveaway for Elisha's new book is DEB! Deb, could you leave me a message here with your email so I can put you in contact with the author. Thank you!

Does your WIP have an unexpected turn?

I mean, really unexpected. If you have several titles out on the market, chances are good that your readers think they know what is going to happen next. But do they?

I've had a few dear readers tell me that they know me so well. They know exactly how the story will turn out. Ah, hah! But do they?

Make a point of throwing them for a complete loop. Do something drastic that you've never done before. Whether that's throwing mystery in, ending the romance that at first had high hopes for happily-ever-after, or even killing off a main character, do it. 

Don't fall in a rut. Some predictability is very good, even desired. But don't let your entire WIP be predictable. Take an unexpected turn.

Oh, and watch this movie. It illustrates my point.

You know what? It illustrates it really well!

Alicia A. Willis is a home-school graduate, published author, and avid historian. She is a firm believer in the principle that one can accomplish anything by substantial amounts of prayer and coffee. Visit her at her blog or Facebook to view her historical-fiction novels and all the goings-on between writing!


  1. Hi Alicia! I guess I'm the Deb who won! If so, YAY!! :) My email is debgirotti at gmail dot com. Thanks so much! I will look forward to reading Elisha's new book. We've been out of town at a conference and I'm just seeing this today. Thanks again!

    1. Hi Deb! Thanks for stopping by again. Elisha has already shipped the book, according to my understanding. Thanks for entering!


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