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.
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.