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>>>>If you don't give them clues or set pieces to figure it out, or if the twist isn't relevant to the story, then the reader often feels either confused or robbed.

Hook: Which, as I said, is exactly why I decided not to do it. (I *had* thought to include clues all through the story, such as mysterious music in the background that seems to come from nowhere, or fanfares when the hero accomplishes something, or other aspects of video game play. But I still think the reader would have felt cheated.)

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