The importance of character small passions to get your reader to care about your entire story.
Try character trait opposition to create story conflict integral to your sleuth and the story.
Does your character help or hinder the mystery goal?
How to create supporting characters that add to the puzzle of your mystery.
Why understanding each suspect’s relationship to the victim, builds suspense in your mystery novel.
How to strengthen the role of your mystery’s hidden villain.
Your mystery detective may not need a character emotional arc, but you do need to build emotional connection with your reader.
A strong character background filled with details and scene writing that incorporates emotional dynamics are the key.
Four major stumbling blocks to writing a mystery novel.
Supporting characters enlarge your story, provide insight into the protagonist, and engage readers. Learn how to create and keep track of your supporting characters.
Create believable character flaws for your hero that fit the character and the story. Your readers will connect with a believable character and your story.