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The writer must be surprised for the reader to be surprised

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The writer must be surprised for the reader to be surprised

It is not uncommon for an author to say "the writer must be surprised for the reader to be surprised", or "how can the reader be surprised if the writer isn't?". This seems to be a logical statement, but it holds little merit except as an explanation of the given author's writing process (that is, an organic or exploratory generation of the story). It is not difficult to intentionally surprise the reader. It is more difficult for the writer to surprise the reader in a way that doesn't disrupt the reader's suspension of disbelief. (e)
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