Well, here's what's hanging around my house.
Decidedly UN scary!
But that's OK. We have mostly single-digit kids around here, and many aren't even in school yet, so we keep that in mind. They still react when a witch with-a-smile or zombie who-likes-cookies-instead-of-brains opens the door :)
It's the unexpected twist.
And we all know how valuable twists can be when constructing our story. See? You didn't expect that, did you :)
Twists are cool in the plot, but don't limit yourself. Character twists are awesome. Twists in the setting can work well, too.
They don't need to be jarring or over the top, either. Subtle shifts can sometimes be even more effective.
How do you use twists in your work?
Speaking of twists, Hurricane Sandy is twisting her huge self into a frenzy right about now. Many of you will be subjected to her wrath for at least a few days. Please ...
Follow guidelines for your area.
Most of all, Stay Safe.
And as soon as you can, let us know when the danger has passed for you.
You're all in my thoughts and prayers.
And to all ...