While it wasn’t the genre I started writing in, Mystery was the genre that inspired me to write. Specifically, detective stories packed with cliches. For me, nothing beats a story about a fiercely intelligent person who casually pieces together every detail and catches the culprit in the end.
Recently, I decided it was about time that I started writing my detective story, so I began my research and decided to share what I found in this blog post!
Writing a noire novel is challenging. You want to convey a dark, mysterious vibe to your reader, introduce broken, but likeable characters and tell a brilliant, twisting story, but you’re not sure how to tie all that together. Believe me when I say it can be easy, easy to convey that foreboding feeling and thrilling story. You need only keep a few things in mind; nine to be specific.
In that moment, we all knew what was happening. The rev of motorcycle engines was enough of a sign that we weren't wanted here. Taking what we could, we ran. The plastic bags stuffed in our pockets popped, the money spilled onto the floor. It didn't matter anymore. Salvage what you could be for our rivals burnt it all to the ground.
So many simple things in life that plague us, but the one thing we need most we have so little of, not that we use what we have well. Timing is important in my work, after all, if I have poor timing, the target escapes. No confirmed kill, no payment and soon I would be running away from hostile agents, security guards or even the good ol’ police.
Kor was a strange man to say the least. He spent all his time indoors, ordering food with the help of today's technology. He had the money for everything, so what practical reason was there for leaving? For me, someone who has a life and relationship, plenty, but for him, not at all.
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