Surprise The Reader With The Unexpected

Provoke the reader. Astonish the reader. Writing that has no surprises is as bland as oatmeal. Surprise the reader with the unexpected verb or adjective. Use one startling adjective per page.

— Anne Bernays, American writer.

Bernays, A. and Painter, P. (2019). What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers. [online] Available at: [Accessed 14 Sep. 2019].