If you’ve ever read Stephen King’s, “Thinner” then you know just how riveting the plot twist of a good curse on your main character can be.
Have you considered how a curse or superstition could propel a stuck plot into high gear forward?
(A superstition could even serve as a token!)
For fun, play around with the idea of all the ways you could use curses on objects, characters, places, days of the year, anything at all really.
Just info dump anything to be cursed on to a page. Then use those ideas for a bounty of writing prompts for the cold months ahead.
If your feeling generous share some of your thoughts here with the group. (You never know just how you might inspire someone else by doing so).
While you’re brain storming all the possible applications of this plot twist, game changer of fiction, check out this article,
Plot Twist Story Prompts: Cursed by ROBERT LEE BREWER for Writer’s Digest.
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Which do you like better, classic curses like a looted treasure from an Egyptian tomb?
Or something more obscure, like an opus of cursed sheet of music that keeps being rediscovered by composers over the centuries?
Do you know of any juicy suspenseful stories with a curse in the plot that you could recommend for our reading club?