How the relationship between the victim and the villain is the foundation of a good mystery.
The importance of character small passions to get your reader to care about your entire story.
How to refine your mystery suspects for the best reader engagement.
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.
Supporting characters enlarge your story, provide insight into the protagonist, and engage readers. Learn how to create and keep track of your supporting characters.
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.