Plot Twist Story Prompts: Let Go

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character just let go.
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Plot twist story prompts aren't meant for the beginning or the end of stories. Rather, they're for forcing big and small turns in the anticipated trajectory of a story. This is to make it more interesting for the readers and writers alike.

Each week, I'll provide a new prompt to help twist your story. Find last week's prompt, Take a Trip, here.

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Plot Twist Story Prompts: Let Go

For today's prompt, have a character let go. They can let go of an assumption or prejudice. Or they can let go of a relationship or a dream. Your character can also let go of their good behavior, an employee, or a job.

(Letting go to find writing success.)

Often, a let go moment can feel like something that's coming out of nowhere for other characters, but it's usually a moment that's been building up over time. However, the character that lets go may need an experience or interaction that sets them on their way to what they've been thinking about for a while.

For instance, a relationship may seem stable on the outside, but one character may be having doubts. The decision to "let go" may be even more difficult if their partner is generally a nice person. So while one character wants to let go of the relationship, they may have to work hard to find a reason to finally justify it's the right move (even to themselves).

So have a character let go of something and deal with the benefits or drawbacks of that decision. Maybe letting go will lead to happiness and achievement, or maybe it'll lead to immediate or eventual regret.

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