How To Plan a Crime When Writing a Mystery Novel


Rachel Poli

A crime is an illegal activity. A crime is something someone commits that is an offense to the law. A crime is a robbery, a murder, assault, kidnapping, etc.

It’s not good.

So. How does one commit a crime?

I’ll tell you how, but only the skeleton of it. The rest you’re going to have to figure out on your own. You can’t expect me to do all the work, can you? No, of course not.

Step One.

Plan the crime before you do anything else.

Step Two.

Now — Wait, what? What do you mean you don’t know how to plan the crime? What are you even doing with your life if you can’t even figure this part out on your own?

Alright, come on…

How To Plan a Crime when writing a mystery novel Rachel Poli

Let’s start back at the basics, shall we?

A mystery is a puzzle, a riddle. Maybe a secret or a problem. A mystery is…

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