It is a trope that is often used in fantasy and for a good reason. The main protagonist is thrown into a new world, as clueless as to the threats and wonders it contains. Much like the reader, lending the reader an attachment to this protagonist, the reader learning as the main character learns.
Yet, why should the main character even care? Let’s talk about motivation.
Bad habits and weak words hold us back. We have ideas, dreams ready to be put on paper, but we find ourselves making the same mistakes. Our writing doesn’t strike the right chords. Luckily, it isn’t so difficult to fix those problems, break those habits and build an enjoyable novel or article.
Let’s talk about that!
It is the New Near, 2020. A year where we expect many important events to take place, such as the Olympics. For those watching their favourite writers, perhaps a new release to enjoy reading before bed. Yet, for the writers reading this, we all have a fresh mindset to approach our writing.
Let’s talk about that.
From the poor advice of the inexperienced to the recommended videos, there are many lies forced upon writers. The fact is, we have all been recommended those make-six-digits-a-year videos and articles. We are tired of falling for those traps. If you have just started writing, here is the difference between clickbait and information.
The mystery genre has always been an interesting topic. Many of my students believe it to be a difficult genre, as you need to lay down a series of clues without arousing the reader’s suspicion. Yes, it is better if the reader doesn’t expect what happens next, but that isn’t what will make your mystery great.
Allow me to explain in this handy checklist for writing a mystery!
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