Taking the Guesswork out of Writing a Traditional Mystery: 9 Common Problems (and Solutions!)

Writers In The Storm Blog

ESC Head Shot Writers In The Storm is delighted to welcome back Elizabeth Craig, one of the most giving writers we know.

She released her latest Southern Quilting Mystery last month and stopped by WITS to help the rest of us take some of the guesswork out of writing mysteries.


By Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig

So you’re a big mystery reader and decide you’d like to write one, yourself.  Or maybe you’ve already written a mystery or two and think you’re in for smooth sailing now.

I hate to say it, but each book is a little different, just like each mystery is different.  About every other book, I find that I run into a significant plot problem. The good news is that once you diagnose your issue, there are plenty of ways to troubleshoot it.

What I thought I’d do today, as a follow-up to my previous post on mystery writing here…

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