My personal experience writting a novel synopsis by hand. How it helps form the story. A process filled with discovery beyond scene cards.
Introduction to three approaches to complete a first draft of your mystery novel
How I set up and use Plottr to combine historical research with planning the storyline for a mystery.
How to create supporting characters that add to the puzzle of your mystery.
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.
How metaphors work in storytelling, and how they add impact to your story.
Every scene needs sensory details. Sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste are opportunities to get your reader to care about your characters.
Clues, Evidence, and red herrings in a mystery explained. Learn the difference to use them well in your novel.
Discover two craft elements that help your readers enjoy your book. Readability provides clarity to even the deepest subject and short paragraphs guide their eyes down the page.
A story idea isn’t a novel yet. Steps to flesh out your idea into a solid novel plan.