Saturday, July 14, 2018

Pre-Order Writing the Killer Mystery: Plotting the Murder (Volume 3)

Craft your Mystery Novel’s Plot to Intrigue Readers!!!

Let me show you how
  • Apply the Three Act Structure to the mystery novel
  • Understand rising tension and its use
  • Resolve mid-story writer's block
  • Incorporate Timelines into the story structure
  • Develop Opening Lines that draw the reader in
  • Plan a riveting story with complications and twists
  • End Act II on a dramatic note
  • Use the Dead End Dilemma
  • Reveal the murderer
  • Understand the five parts of a scene
  • Recognize the ten kinds of Cliffhangers
  • Define the mystery with Six Key Events
  • Develop an Event-driven Plot
In a Nutshell
This third book in the creative writing course, Writing the Killer Mystery, provides a strategy to develop a storyline for the murder mystery, covering plot structure, the opening, the middle story, the big reveal, and writing scenes, pulling everything together in an event-driven plot.

Help with your Mystery Novel
>>> Are you looking to take your murder mystery from concept to publication?
>>> Do you want to grow your writing knowledge and skills?
>>> Looking for a muse to help with writing your mystery novel?
>>> Are you stuck on some aspect of crafting your mystery?
>>> Do you sometimes have writer stall-out?

Let Writing the Killer Mystery series guide you with Volume 3, Plotting the Murder.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Why you need Writing the Killer Mystery: Great Beginnings

Five Element Mystery Story Model


The central focus of Great Beginnings, Volume 1 of the Writing the Killer Mystery series, is the Five Element Mystery Story Model, something that every mystery novel must have.  This first volume shows how to use the five elements to brainstorm ideas, flesh them out, and organize them into a plan for starting your mystery novel.

Future volumes will focus on each of the five elements and how they go together.  The overall approach to the series is taking the mystery novel from concept to publication.



GREAT BEGINNINGS, VOLUME 1, WRITING THE KILLER MYSTERY
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER ONE:  SOME FRONT END STUFF
CHAPTER TWO:  MYSTERY WRITERS AND THEIR SLEUTHS
  • The Genesis of a Murder
  • Edgar Allan Poe 
  • William Wilkie Collins
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie
  • Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Ellery Queen (Pen Name)
  • Dashiell Hammett
  • Earl Derr Biggers
  • Erle Stanley Gardner
  • Ed McBain (pen name)
  • Rex Stout
  • Take Away
CHAPTER THREE:  UNDERSTANDING THE MYSTERY
  • A Model for a Story
  • Story Examples
  • A Model for a Mystery Story
  • Mystery Story Examples 
  • Rules of the Murder Mystery
CHAPTER FOUR:  TYPES OF MYSTERIES
  • The Sub-genres
  • Mystery Sub-genre List
  • Mystery Sub-genres with Explanations
CHAPTER FIVE:  GOT A GOOD IDEA?
  • Every Story Starts with an Idea
  • Ideas Start with the 5 Elements
  • Playing the Game of "What If?"
  • Read, Read, Read for Ideas
  • What Is Your Story?
  • What Is His Story?
  • And Now the News
  • The Things of Our Dreams
  • From Idea to a Plan
  • High Concept
CHAPTER SIX:  A PLAN FOR STARTING YOUR MYSTERY NOVEL
  • Developing Your Plan
  • Mind Mapping Your Plan
  • Free-form Your Plan
CHAPTER SEVEN:  LAST THOUGHTS
  • Just a Few Words, Please
  • More Books on the Way
  • About Ron D. Voigts

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Writing the Killer Mystery, Volume Two, Coming May 22nd


Write your Mystery Novel with Captivating Characters!!!


Let me show you how.

This second book in “Writing the Killer Mystery” provides a guide to developing Mystery Characters with imagination, depth, and personality, covering the sleuth, the victim, the killer, suspects, special characters, and the rest of the cast.

Read on for further detail. . .

Who is this for?

  • Beginners wanting to learn writing a murder mystery
  • Authors looking to expand writing knowledge and skills
  • Writers seeking inspiration and help with writer stall-out


My philosophy

  • Cover writing a murder mystery from idea to publishing in a 5 volume course
  • Articles can be read in sequence or jump around as needed
  • Information condensed in lists, bullets, key points, and numberings, with examples when needed
  • Not just teach writing a murder mystery but inspire and stimulate the imagination

 Volume Two, Captivating Characters
  • The Sleuth
  • The Victim
  • The Killer
  • The Suspects
  • Special Characters
  • The Rest of the Cast

 Volume Two Highlights

  • Finding the right name for your Sleuth
  • Four Characteristics of a Sleuth
  • Five Characteristics all the Characters share
  • Backstory and Secrets
  • The Victim and the Crime
  • Why Victims aren’t nice
  • Is it history or backstory?
  • Supervillain skills
  • The sidekick and two other Special Characters
  • Why suspects are like the Killer
  • Why suspect are not like the Killer

 This is Volume Two in a series with more books planned for release in coming months.

Coming to Amazon May 22nd!!!