cj Sez: My favorite genre to write is thriller/suspense, and I have two releases in April for you. They both have a touch of romance to keep
give readers the warm fuzzies, but writing a romance novel this year has some challenges:
On today's writing front, I’m thinking up another challenge for the protagonist/sleuth in my work in progress, and it is Work. Writing a mystery is presenting a huge learning curve to me. Thriller and suspense genres I have managed (see the news of my April releases below), but a mystery is a whole ’nother story. Here’s what I know so far:
What is the same among the genres is that my protagonist detective/sleuth must be likeable, have some personality quirks, and a bit of backstory baggage to be dropped intermittently into the story (no info dumps, please). My sleuth has a confidant, which is another recommended device.
My setting is rather unique as non-cozy mysteries go in it’s not in a big city, and there’s a love interest to add a little jazz. Each of the major characters, including the bad guy, will have a piece of history or secret that affects how they react, and—I hope—generate some degree of sympathy.
(cj Sez: Works the same way for me with novels.)
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