Tips to Draw Your Reader Into Your Mystery
Create a mystery that gives your reader opportunities to play and active part in unveiling the suspect.
Mindset and Methods
Beginning writers often are so involved in the process of creating a novel, they forget the reader. Readers are an author's lifeblood. They post reviews which are critical in getting your book noticed. And, as an author, they send personal messages about your book.
So, while you are writing, keep your reader in mind.
Readers, including agents and editors, need to puzzle along with your sleuth. Give them problems to solve.
Zara Altair writes traditional mysteries set in the time of Ostrogoth Rule in Italy in The Argolicus Mysteries. She coaches writers on story, especially mysteries.
Zara Altair, Author
The puzzle of politics, the mystery of murder in ancient Italy. After Rome, before the Middoe Ages, Italy belonged to the Ostrogoths.