Having a Stab!

Excuse the pun……I am attempting to write a murder / mystery story. This is my first attempt at this genre.

It is an interesting exercise. Within a standard fiction story, whether short or novel-length, one tucks in teasers to assist the reader to the ,hopefully, satisfactory ending.

With this kind of story, it is crucial to slot in ‘red herrings’ along the way to send the reader down blind alleys. Hopefully the ending comes as something of a surprise.

I’ll let you know how I progress!

1 Comment

  1. Phil

    Your background as a detective should help but, as you’ve said, plot construction and ‘red herrings’ etc to lure the reader away from the culprit will be a challenge. Definitely a difficult genre to attempt. Good luck!

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