Saturday, November 2, 2013

Mystery Writing

I'm taking a mystery writing class online.

So far I've discovered:

Mysteries must involve a good and a bad character. The 'good' character is not all good - he or she has a flaw that must be overcome. The 'bad' character must hit the good character right in the weak spot.

The end involves a resolution in which the good character realizes and overcomes his own personal flaw. The bad guy gets retribution, but it comes in direct proportion to the magnitude of  his own personal flaw.

Who knew?

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