How to strengthen the role of your mystery’s hidden villain.
Tips to get your reader into the story and keep turning pages.
Tips to create three-dimensional, believable suspects to confound your mystery sleuth and keep readers guessing until the end.
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.