Imagine reading a mystery novel. You get to the end, full of anticipation for the unexpected twist. But instead of a surprise, the solution to the mystery is obvious. It was predictable from the very beginning. You’re disappointed because the author deprived you of the surprise.
In this article, find out how to build more anticipation and expectation by turning up the volume on the drama that leads to a surprise ending. Including:
- The importance of adding surprise, especially in personal stories.
- Why it can be harder than you think to create surprising moments.
- How to show prep for a surprise.
- 5 ways to find surprising moments in nearly every segment.