Your mystery balances on the character triangle of victim, villain, and sleuth. Each must be equally strong for your story to work.
What to do when a character starts taking over your story.
Techniques for balancing plot and character by planning and then writing scene-by-scene.
5 basics to creating supporting characters. How they interact with your sleuth and suspects to move the story forward.
Character development for mystery suspects is key to creating a difficult puzzle for your sleuth, and your reader.
External wants and internal needs combine to enrich your character and drive a strong story.
Story development on plot and characters enriches reader engagement and helps you write faster.
Subtext is any content which is not announced explicitly. Baffle your sleuth and your reader with suspect subtext.
Create relatable characters by giving them opinions.
Tips to plant clues about your villain but leaving the reveal to your sleuth.