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.
- You will have to plan. A lot. A LOT.
- So much will you have to plan that, after a while, you may start listing plot points on any blank surface you can find.
- 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.
- You might find yourself talking about murder a lot. In a casual conversation, my dad and I found 23 ways to murder someone. Yikes.