How to do a plot twist:
- Take the plot in a different direction. Make something happen that nobody was expecting.
How not to make a plot twist:
- Take something that already happened and had lots of plot and character development built on on it and say “Fooled you! That didn’t really happen!”
I want someone to write a book where Mermaids are the women thrown off ships when the sailors got afraid because having a woman on the boat is bad luck. And as they sink to the bottom legs tied together they change slowly until they can breath, until they can use their tied up legs to swim. And they drown sailors in revenge, luring them in by singing in their husky voices still stinging from the salt water they breathed.
someone please write this