Hello, I'm new to mystery.net. I'm an "aspiring" writer, have written a couple of pulp-fiction-type books, but would really like to write a straightforward, country house mystery. I don't have trouble with characters and settings but I need help with the mystery itself. Does anyone have any suggestions re: how to develop a mystery? How does one come up with the puzzle, the solution? Thanks so much.
Hi! I'm new too.
Sometimes I write like that! I write a part of my story thats in my head NOW and later I guess I'll fill in the blanks! :>
What I've found helpful is to start writing and let it flow. Sometimes the best starts to my novels come naturally by typing.
I started with my murder scene. Haven't written anything else though.