Writing The Kind-Of-Not-Quite-Perfect Murder Mystery

My first (and possibly only) attempt at writing a murder mystery was… educational, to say the least. Here are a few things I learnt along the way.

  1. You will have to plan. A lot. A LOT.
  2. So much will you have to plan that, after a while, you may start listing plot points on any blank surface you can find.
  3. So much will you have to plan that you may end up getting sick of your characters, even if they aren’t complete jerks. And especially if they are.
  4. You might find yourself talking about murder a lot. In a casual conversation, my dad and I found 23 ways to murder someone. Yikes.
    How I felt after a while

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