Tips to keep the second half of the mystery’s middle from sagging. How to raise stakes and increase tension.
How I set up and use Plottr to combine historical research with planning the storyline for a mystery.
Create a midpoint reversal to add tension, raise the story stakes, and lead the story in a new direction toward the conclusion.
Tips to create the midpoint middle.
A story idea isn’t a novel yet. Steps to flesh out your idea into a solid novel plan.
The role of the inciting incident in your story structure and how to write one that works.
Four major stumbling blocks to writing a mystery novel.
A reversal at the midpoint points toward narrowing the focus in the second half of the middle.
How to develop Act 2 in the four-act structure to expand your story and get readers invested in the story.
Story development on plot and characters enriches reader engagement and helps you write faster.
Overview of Plottr, the customizable planning tool for writers. Plan to write faster.