I’ve written this post a couple times now. Every time I do, it’s always so popular so I like to rewrite it each year for Mystery Month.
Keeping track of a crime when writing a mystery novel can be hard. There’s a lot to remember – clues and evidence, witnesses and suspects, the overall timeline, and more.
The best way to figure it all out and keep track of it is to answer some important, but fairly simple questions.
The who can be a number of people. Ask yourself, Who is the…
- Detectives, officers, assistants, anyone solving the crime
- Friends and family of the victim
- Friends and family of the culprit
- Person who discovered the crime
The what is the general term for the crime and anything else going on. Some things may not be known right away, but they’ll come to light…
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