Fictional Deceptions

MysteriousDeceptionscover8justcoverHow to Use Deception to Baffle, Surprise and Entertain Your Readers or Audience

Surprise, suspense and entertaining plot twists  are crucial to all fiction, and deception is the key to all three. Where’s a law abiding, morally upstanding writer to turn for lessons on the principles of deception, the fine art of misdirection, and the ins and outs of obfuscation? Drawing lessons from more than 200 novels, plays and films, as well as from con-men, magicians, spies and generals, Fictional Deceptions shows you how to use the 7 principles and 10 techniques of deception to baffle, mislead and surprise your audience, which will most certainly entertain them.

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