Know your villain well and discover ways to hide them in your mystery.
A technique to use a character’s home to help refine dialogue.
The power of building on clues to raise questions with readers and build suspense in your mystery novel.
Tips for beginning mystery writers to finish the novel. Steps to support the big project, long-haul writing that gets you to The End.
How to recognize writer fear, counter the feeling, and steps to conquer self-doubt in order to finish writing your novel.
Mystery novel rising action develops the sleuth’s discovery journey from inciting incident to climax.
How to create hidden secrets for your mystery suspect.
Tips to foreshadow without giving away the puzzle until the end in your mystery novel.
Your mystery title is a first-level marketing tool. Use a brainstorming process. Guide your decision by the novel’s genre. Then, test for feedback before you make your final decision.
Tips to keep the second half of the mystery’s middle from sagging. How to raise stakes and increase tension.