I’ve been asked a few times how I map out a mystery to make it logical and exciting and not easy to guess. I am the first to admit that I am no expert at the mystery genre. I’m still working on earning my stripes. But to answer the question, I generally use a storyboard and a timeline. Here is an example of an early storyboard I started for Trust Me, I’m Trouble. Don’t worry–no spoilers. I changed almost everything noteworthy in those first few chapters. 😉 Click the image below to enlarge it.


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