I’ve already done searches on synopsis writing and gotten general information on the types of summaries, outlines or synopses sometimes asked for and how they are formatted. And I understand that a synopsis reveals all the relevant twists and ending.
But the articles I’ve found haven’t mentioned how to address plots in which a twist is revealed later in the story.
details from my plot and synopsis
if a character is introduced early in the work, but toward the end of the work he’s revealed to secretly be another character’s brother, how would that be summarized?
Would one say in summarizing the early chapter something like “They follow Julien to the brownstone of gallery owner MANDY VALOIS who unknown to them at the time is Joy’s twin brother Oizys”?
Or, would I not use his alias but write “They follow Julien to a brownstone where Joy’s brother OIZYS is living under the alias of a local gallery owner?”
Or, do I not reveal the twist until summarizing the portion of the work that reveals it. First writing “They follow Julien to the brownstone of MANDY VALOIS, whom River suspects deals in cocaine as well as art” and then later “Mandy reveals that he’s OIZYS the twin brother of Joy!”