Writing Mysteries: Keep Your Readers Guessing
By Laura Wolfe
Are you thinking about writing a mystery? These tips will help you engage readers from the first page to the last!
- Start with an intriguing premise. The central mystery in your work should be one that makes a reader turn the page and want to know more. In other words, the premise should raise multiple questions that beg for answers. “Who robbed the house?” is not as intriguing as “Who stole diamond earrings from five houses on the same day in a quiet neighborhood without anyone seeing?” In the…
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