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10 Tips For Writing Backstory in a Mystery Novel (via Global Mysteries)


We’re all still waiting for the e-book. 🙂

10 Tips For Writing Backstory in a Mystery Novel In mystery novels, backstory is essential to the story plot. The life experiences of characters are what formed their values, attitudes and beliefs which in turn explain the origins of the motives and behaviors when faced with the conflict inherent in a mystery novel. Here are ten things every mystery writer should know about backstory. 1. It’s essential to determine how much backstory is necessary for the story. Do not over explain past events. … Read More

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