Limit the goals, create aspects of conflict to increase reader engagement with your mystery.
How to refine your mystery suspects for the best reader engagement.
Build and sustain tension in your mystery with micro-tension moments. Instead of one big buildup, keep readers questioning what will happen next right now.
Why understanding each suspect’s relationship to the victim, builds suspense in your mystery novel.
The first chapter of your mystery is your reader’s first impression. You don’t get a second chance. Learn the five first-chapter elements to hook your reader into reading the rest of your mystery.
Tips to get your reader into the story and keep turning pages.
Tips to create three-dimensional, believable suspects to confound your mystery sleuth and keep readers guessing until the end.
Discover how clues, conflict, tension, and twists work together to build anticipation and keep readers turning pages.
How metaphors work in storytelling, and how they add impact to your story.
Clues, Evidence, and red herrings in a mystery explained. Learn the difference to use them well in your novel.