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  1. How To Write A Murder Mystery

    Writing a murder mystery seems deceptively simple. After all, the ingredients are practically baked in. You’ve got three essential characters: the victim, the murderer, and the detective. And the plot is straightforward: the victim is murdered; the detective finds out who did it. But don’t mistake this simple framing for a lack of complexity. Within this space, there are countless possibilities. Every element—from the setting …

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    Where Does The Word “Dracula” Come From?

    What comes to your mind when you see or hear the word Dracula? Probably vampires, right? But what about ruthless Romanian royalty … or dragons? It’s time for the story of Dracula—the word. Where does the character Dracula come from? We dress up as vampires on Halloween and watch dramas like True Blood thanks in large part to Irish author Bram Stoker, whose 1897 Gothic …