THE IRONIC TWIST IN STORIES
I saw an article on the Internet which declares the word IRONIC as the most misused word in the English language according to dictionary editors. What? Are you kidding me? Not in a million years would I think that word would earn the distinction. So unexpected. So ironic!
Yes, it’s unexpected. Situational irony is when the results are contrary to what we expect. For instance, a candidate who endorses family values as part of his campaign and then is caught cheating on his spouse.
Authors use this technique all the time. It is usually in the form of a twist. For example, when the killer turns out to be someone we least expect capable of murder. As a suspense author, I put twists in all my stories. I like to surprise readers with something they never see coming.
Kirkus Reviews says this about a twist in my novel, MELTDOWN: Wilson, for good measure, inserts a twist at the end that’s both startling and darkly humorous. This book is offered for FREE on Kindle on Friday, August 31 and Saturday, September 1. Click here to check it out and my other romantic suspense novels available on Amazon.