Discover how clues, conflict, tension, and twists work together to build anticipation and keep readers turning pages.
Five ways to brainstorm stakes for your mystery novel.
Tips to keep writing when you lose perspective on your story.
How metaphors work in storytelling, and how they add impact to your story.
Every scene needs sensory details. Sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste are opportunities to get your reader to care about your characters.
The relationship between the villain and the victim is the context of your mystery’s puzzle. It’s the primary backstory to create your story.
Clues, Evidence, and red herrings in a mystery explained. Learn the difference to use them well in your novel.
Techniques to make novel scenes unpredictable with omission and surprise.
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.