By MSW Guest Blogger Scott Graham
Who, what, when, where, why and how?
The go-to questions of a journalist—and the questions I asked and wrote up for two and a half decades as a business journalist and nonfiction author.
Then I set out to write a murder mystery.
I believed writing mysteries would prove similar to journalism and nonfiction writing. More moving parts would be involved, but still, I thought to myself, all I had to do was figure out the story I wanted to tell, and write it down.
That’s what’s known as hubris. Or denial.
Whichever the case, it’s embarrassing for me now to admit how misguided I was.