Posted on October 29, 2020 at 3:16 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Solving the crime shouldn’t be the only challenge your mystery novel’s protagonist faces.

Zara Altair suggests giving your detective a few moral quandaries in order to deepen the story overall — after all, who works in a vacuum?

When your protagonist struggles to make a tough decision, she says, your readers will have an opportunity to connect with the character and to find him or her authentic.

Read more about how authors can use moral choices to deepen their stories in Altair's Write Time blog.

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Thank you so much for sharing this. I love your framing.
Zara Altair | 10/30/20 at 1:17 PM
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