Write Stories With a Twist

Create Twist Plots for your Fiction

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"I've always loved reading twist stories and after taking this course, I now feel I have the skills to write them. Thank you!"

"The lecture style is clear, concise and friendly and the information in the course is fresh, practical and useful. I couldn't have asked for or expected more. Enjoyable and highly recommended. "

In this course you will learn everything you need to know to develop twist plots that you can use in short stories or in a novel.

Twist stories can be a very lucrative form of writing, and they are also great fun to write. How to Write Stories With a Twist covers all of the techniques and tips you will need for success. By the end of the course you will understand exactly how twist plots work and be in a position to create twist stories of your own.

Here's what you'll learn in the course:

  • Why twist stories are so lucrative.
  • The importance of researching the writing markets for twist stories
  • The six types of twist: the Unreliable Narrator, Reversal of Identity, Reversal of Motive, Reversal of Perception, Reversal of Achievement, and Reversal of Fortune.
  • We will analyse several story examples, including The Gift of the Magi by O Henry and The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant.
  • How to create a twist, and then twist again.
  • Building on your initial twist idea.
  • Creating a story outline.
  • How to sow clues in your story.
  • The way to misdirect your readers.
  • Plots and storylines to avoid.
  • Novel v short story.
  • Editing your work.
  • Proofreading tips (with a proofreading exercise to test your skills).
  • Discover how to submit your work to an editor, publisher or agent.

There's also a glossary and recommended reading list with the course.

You’ll learn by listening to lectures, completing writing exercise and reading downloadable handouts and other materials. You’ll apply the things you learn in the lectures by reading and analysing stories to find out how they have been put together.

Quite simply, this course has everything you need to learn how to write stories with a twist.

And of course it comes with a 30-day money back guarantee - if you're not completely satisfied with the course, you can ask for your money back, no questions asked. So what have you got to lose?

The course is taught by a qualified writer with over 25 years of fiction writing experience.

Your Instructor

Jane Bettany
Jane Bettany

Jane Bettany is a freelance writer, publisher and creative writing teacher with more than twenty years experience of writing fiction and non-fiction. Jane’s published stories and articles have appeared in women’s magazines, literary magazines and newspapers in the UK. She has an MA in Creative Writing and is a qualified teacher. She has been teaching creative writing since 2007 and loves to help aspiring authors achieve their writing goals and get on the path to publication.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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