Congratulations! You’ve picked one of the reading world’s all-time favorite genres.
And with all the subgenres, you have loads of opportunities and choices when writing a murder mystery.
Although there’s room for a LOT of variety in this genre, the overall structure is pretty consistent.
In this guide on how to write a murder mystery, we’ll show you what makes mystery a great choice for your first debut as a fiction author — especially if you enjoy reading and watching them.
You probably have your favorites, too. And the more you learn about how to write mystery, the better sense you’ll have of which subgenre you want to focus on.
Let’s cover the basics before we get down to business.