How to use the four-act structure to lead your reader through your mystery novel.
Use a four-part overview to write the first draft of your mystery.
Use expand, reverse, contract to conquer the mystery novel middle.
Tips to keep the second half of the mystery’s middle from sagging. How to raise stakes and increase tension.
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.
The role of the inciting incident in your story structure and how to write one that works.
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.
What can seem like writer’s block can be a story structure problem. Learn how to get going again.