Oct 21st 2009 By: Caleb Goellner
Writing can get sticky sometimes. There are a lot of ways for a narrative to get buried beneath details, derailing the primary directive of simply telling a good story.
Fortunately for those afflicted with writer's block, the Webcomic Dresden Codak
by Aaron Diaz has constructed a periodic table of elements-sized chart offering wordsmith's tried-and-true 3rd act plot twist ideas (we had to reduce the image size, so be sure to check out the link, ya hear?):
Diaz's twists are pretty wonderful to behold, mostly because he's tapped into the fact that the truth is stranger than fiction. Comic fans alone will likely feel a sense of deja vu mulling over the chart without much fuss.
While the twists are presumably meant for fiction writers, there's more than a few I'd like to experience directly should my day-to-day life ever imitate Webcomic art.
No, I'm not saying which ones.
Okay, all of them.