Writing About Real Life Schemes and Scams Make Good Plot Twists

by Marjorie J ~ . Filed under: Where to Get New Story Ideas.

Around every corner you can find a scheme or scam.  They are all over the news in every area, every field and often in unexpected places.

These make perfect content for plots and twists in your plot when you begin to write.  One statement that I remember clearly is “truth is stranger than fiction”  I don’t know who said it but it really does apply to the events that are going on around us.

Occasionally you will hear a comment “the person who did the original planning of the scheme or scam didn’t think things through”  because the plan was, in some cases, terribly flawed. 

Select a few events that would qualify for a scheme or scam and keep them in a file.  You never know when you might need a good plot twist to spice up your story.

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