Writing a Mystery Without an Outline

Indie ECon

I used to be a panster. Then I started doing basic outlines, but often ended up not following them. Around the time I started writing my first mystery novel, I was a planster, with no big ties to either camp. Having never written a mystery before, I wasn’t sure how to do it. But I decided to try something kind of different. I knew the basics I wanted for the mystery itself, but not how it would all turn out in the end or who it would get solved. And I was okay with that. Continue reading