Posted on 12/27/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The detective and the crime, in a mystery novel, are like peanut butter and jelly.
Each is intriguing on its own, but mix them together and they complement each other to perfection.
Zara Altair explains how these two elements influence each other and adds questions you should ask about your sleuth, if the book is more driven by the plot, plus the reverse — what to ask about your plot if the novel relies more heavily on the detective’s personality.
Head to her Write Time blog to learn more about balancing character and plot in your mystery novel.
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