More on artful revelations
Published: April 30, 2010
|In the June 2010 issue of The Writer, Jordan E. Rosenfeld wrote about “Artful revelations: How to build a masterful plot with well-placed turning points.” She offers some additional resources on the topic in the following sidebar.|
• Plot Whisperer for Writers and Readers: www.plotwhisperer.blogspot.com
• Aspects of the Novel by E.M. Forster
• A Writer’s Guide to Fiction by Elizabeth Lyon
In addition, here are some novels with unforgettable revelations:
• The Raw Shark Texts by Stephen Hall
This debut novel from a British author plays with the theme of identity and communication and keeps you guessing all the way. But read it for its stunning first revelation, featuring a character who wakes up with no idea who he is.
• The Keep by Jennifer Egan
This novel about two cousins with a secret past uses its revelations sparingly but to powerful effect. Read it for the revelations in each act about a terrible historical incident that will knock you breathless.
• The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
In this novel of twins and deception, the author demonstrates her revelations through her characters, providing a powerful tension that will keep you flipping pages.