Mystery readers have expectations. Use these 10 elemental mystery tropes, to give them what they want while writing a great story.
Dialogue is story action. Dig into your characters so they say the words that move the story.
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.
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.
A story idea isn’t a novel yet. Steps to flesh out your idea into a solid novel plan.
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.
The role of the inciting incident in your story structure and how to write one that works.
Four major stumbling blocks to writing a mystery novel.
How to use showing to elicit emotional response from your reader. Show your setting, character, dialogue, and character goals to pull your reader into the story.
Supporting characters enlarge your story, provide insight into the protagonist, and engage readers. Learn how to create and keep track of your supporting characters.