The Ultimate Screenwriter’s Guide To Twists & Turns

The Ultimate Screenwriter’s Guide To Twists & Turns

Who doesn’t love a good mind blowing plot twist!?

Epic movie moments you never saw coming make you wonder how the filmmaker(s) got the better of you.  A well executed twist in a screenplay is difficult to construct but so overwhelmingly rewarding when it works.  Watching a big twist on the big screen is inspiring but even more so if you created the moment yourself.

Below you’ll find over 30 screenwriting resources that will help you create and/or refine twists in your narrative.  Make every moment unpredictable and keep your audience guessing.  Then, just when they think they have your screenplay figured out, hit them with another unforgettable turn!

Tips on characters, believability, surprise endings & more await!  Plus complete guides to the most famous movie twists of all time!



Story Plot Points: Twists & Turns | The Script Lab

The Five Types Of Twist Endings | Alec Worley

Don’t Withhold; Reveal And Complicate | Flying Wrestler

Screenwriting: Turn, Turn, Turn | Lit Reactor

Twist And Doubt: Movie Plot Twists & Surprise Endings | Go Into The Story

25 Turns, Pivots & Twists To Complicate Your Story | Terrible Minds

Twists In The Tale | Write So Fluid

How To Write Great Twists For Your Third Act | Movie Outline

Twists and Turns | Let’s Schmooze

Dramatic Irony & Twists In The Tale | Bang 2 Write

Twist The Predictable | The Story Bodyguard

How To Write A Good Plot Twist | Arbitrary Nonsense

How To Construct An Effective Plot Twist | gkbc

13 Plot Twists That Utterly Ruined Good Horror Movies | Blastr

Twist Endings | Let’s Schmooze

Plot Twist Generator | Writer’s Den

5 Ways To Write Killer Plot Twists | Helping Writers Become Authors

Four Kinds Of Plot Twists, Three Of Which Suck | Hey Ash


The 50 Best Movie Twists | Complex

30 Greatest Twist Endings | Total Film

5 Awesome Ways Famous Plot Twists Were Kept Secret | Cracked

10 Awful Plot Twists That Completely Ruined Great Movies | What Culture

Top 10 Best Film Twists | The Script Lab

The 10 Most Shocking Movie Plot Twists | The Richest

Greatest Movie Plot Twists, Spoilers & Surprise Endings | Filmsite

20 Shocking Movie Plot Twists | Digital Spy

The Possibility Of A Post-Plot Twist Era | Film School Rejects

50 Best Movie Twist Endings Of All Time | Bro Bible

11 Great Films Ruined By Terrible Plot Twists | We Got This Covered

Top 15 Plot Twists In Movie History | Style Blazer

18 Famous Movie Twists Revealed | Buzz Feed


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