6 POVs to Consider When Plotting a Fictional Murder

When I started writing one of my current projects, a romantic drama series (basically a soap opera), I knew one of the first things I had to sort out was a complex murder that would kick off the story. While the murder mystery is not the core of the story (as in a crime fiction), it is an important element that puts a lot of the events in motion and turns everyone’s lives upside down. My biggest challenge was figuring out how to make the murder fit into the larger picture of the story. I knew what I wanted this event to do to the characters’ lives, how I...