If you haven’t used Scapple, it’s a neat tool for organizing thoughts when editing or writing a novel.
I made bubble diagrams of each suspect in my novel, Avalanche.
Things I found that helped:
- Connections between characters that could strengthen the readers belief that one of the characters was guilty.
- Inconsistencies with clues.
- Ideas for more clues.
- At what point in the plot did the protagonist learn important details. Then I made sure I didn’t reference the information earlier.
- Were the clues evenly balanced amongst the suspects?
It’s a fun and easy tool to work with, and I think has tightened my plot. See Literature and Latte for a better product description.
Here’s a shout out to Kirsten for pointing out Scapple to me. She always blogs about something interesting and useful.
Do you have any tools to help you write?
Thanks for reading . . .