The Grave Truth – To have a plot you need to dig up some dirt.
We have all been betrayed by something or someone. At least we think we have – close enough. Then that betrayal is buried … or forgotten about … covered over by time and other troubles. Dirty deeds lie all around us, drifting up dark corners, lurking inside a locked drawer and hidden behind hollow eyes and false intentions … just waiting to be revealed.
Capture your readers’ attention by digging up dirt that gets under your nails, coats your hair and clogs your skin. Sift through rumours and search the debris for those gold nuggets of murderous motivation that will make your story unforgettable.
Grab your tools, roll up your shirt sleeves and start shovelling some dirt around. This is where your plot begins. You need something to write about.