Jacob Corn
Jacob Corn asked Dan Brown:

How do you keep things clear in your mystery? In my writing when I try to create a mysterious or blurred plot, everything just seems to get confused.

Dan Brown Rather than outlining your plot in chronological order, try outlining your plot as if it were a candle burning at both ends. Begin the process by writing your first and last chapter simultaneously. It may be helpful to make the protagonist’s circumstances in these two chapters as different from one another as possible. This will require your character to undergo a series of changes between the beginning and end...changes that can serve as pillars on which to construct the middle of the book.
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