As writers we strive to avoid predictability.
There is nothing more satisfying for a reader than the unexpected turn of events – and yet, when you think back, the clues were all there.
Sometimes it's obvious right from the start where a story is going to go. You want to be surprised, but the writer fails to deliver.
Some writers have this down to a fine art. I'll talk a bit more about this in my next post when I will be reviewing some of the children's and YA books I've been reading recently. One of the writers does this extremely well.
In the meantime, if you haven’t already seen it check out the latest Dr Who episode for an excellent example. Wow! I can’t say any more than that --- Spoilers!
I really love it when something unexpected happens. Walking through the fields in the evening sunshine a few days ago we spotted something moving in the grass up ahead. I thought, perhaps a small dog.
When we got closer it heard us and turned around….
I never expected that!