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How to Outline a Crime Novel Step by Step

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  • Whodunits are traditional mysteries in which the perpetrator is hidden until the end. Some aithors are Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie.
  • Howdunits focus on the how of the crime. Writers ranging from Joseph Wambaugh to Michael Con...

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Know Your Characters

  • Your detective is the protagonist
  • From serial killer to good guy gone bad, know your villain
  • Know your victim(s).

Then flesh out all your supporting characters:

  • Partners and sidekick
  • Suspect...

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Hero’s Journey to Outline Your Crime Novel

  1. Start with the Detective and the Crime
  2. Reluctance to take the case
  3. Set-Up to set the sleuth on the path toward solving the mystery.
  4. The First Attempt
  5. Reveal Facts and Create Urgency
  6. Broaden the Investigative Scope
  7. Deepening Your Crime Novel Cha...

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