Next Noble Pen Meeting
January 22nd, 2015 at 7 pm
1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
Science Fiction News is available for Spring (Northern Hemisphere) 2015, although it seems to be a little early to be thinking of spring.
Cindy has an article in February’s St. Lukes Health Beat Magazine.
Dylan’s article on magical resonance is published.
Tyree submitted Bombay Sapphire II.
Nick got his western back from his editor. His postman article was accepted for publication.
Plot twists, including surprise endings, are an effective tool for keeping readers entertained. However, they need to be carefully crafted so the reader accepts them as believable developments in the plot. Ideally, no one should see it coming, but in hindsight everybody should say that the evidence was there to support it. Wikipedia breaks them down into several types. Steven James discusses plot twists in more detail. Here is a longer list of types with examples.