Itemize strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to create a manageable story idea for your protagonist.
How to emotionally engage readers in your mystery without a character arc for your detective
Use your detective’s personality and skills to connect with your reader at the beginning of your mystery.
Four ways to display your mystery sleuth’s vulnerabilities to connect with your reader.
Match your protagonist’s tools to his personality and skills to make them believable and relatable for your reader.
The importance of character small passions to get your reader to care about your entire story.
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.