I've been thinking about plots lately and reading posts and advice about it. And I've noticed that many agents and editors say they want to be surprised or they want plotting with unexpected twists and turns.
I'm interested in studying this idea a bit more, and I'd love your help.
First, are there any books on plotting you've found especially helpful? (I already have SAVE THE CAT.)
And second, are there any books that really surprised you? I can think of two that surprised me: CITY OF BONES by Cassandra Clare (I did NOT see the brother thing coming), and a part of DEMONGLASS by Rachel Hawkins had me saying, "Oh, SNAP!" out loud. lol.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this. Share them in the comments!