10 Strategies for Writing Murder Victims

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In a previous blog post I described three basic kinds of victims, the one everybody loves, the one everybody hates and the one who is senselessly murdered by a psycho. In this post I want to share some strategies that you can use with all three kinds of victims:

1. Give your victim a few enemies. These enemies may be known or unknown to the victim.

2. Give your victim a few abrasive behaviors—arrogance, indifference, sarcasm, cynicism—that may strongly impact an over sensitive would-be murderer.

3. Give the victim a secret that may have led to his murder. Make it something that
could adversely impact the killer’s future.

4. Have your victim stumble on something inadvertently. During his daily routine, he might witness a robbery or murder and get a clear view of the perpetrator.

5. Make your victim a person who stands in the way of the murderer’s goal or plan…

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I write mystery novels. The Butterfly Conspiracy and The Peacock Prophecy, feature Stepehn Moorehouse, his Uncle Phillip Kahle, and Stephen's romantic interest, Jeanette St. Jacques. The Maze At Four Chimneys features John Barrington and his family. The Black Orchid Mystery features a detective named Archie Archibald. This book takes place in Vero Beach, Florida but has ties to John Barrington from The Maze book. My latest book, Menagerie of Broken Dreams, brings back Stephen Moorhouse and his uncle Philip, as they travel to central Florida to make a movie. Things don't go as planned when they meet Doctor Merryweather and his run down roadside attraction the Menagerie.
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One Response to 10 Strategies for Writing Murder Victims

  1. Thanks for reflagging Ten Strategies for Writing Murder Victims. I hope your readers enjoy reading it.

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