Category Archives: No. 3: Make sure to write a not-at-all-private diary!
Especially needed in melodramas should one never underestimate the power of a nicely organized diary by the main heroine. Or another female character since writing diaries seems to be a female character trait only rather than a common hobby.
Make sure that every chapter reveals at least one important secret about a person of your acquaintance. Be it the fact that your best friend killed someone by accident, or your doctor keeps prescribing his patients weird medicine which makes them do irritating stuff, or that a co-worker’s pregnant but hasn’t told anyone yet or… I dunno, that you’re irrevocable in love with someone but that person doesn’t notice you at all.
Or that you’re about to kill someone. Yes, you should definitly write that down. In a book… without a proper lock, of course… where everyone can see it if they’re just determined enough to search for it. Yeah, should absolutely do that.
Writing a diary comes especially in handy when you’re going to die (optional killed by someone or because of cancer) and someone wants to solve the mystery about your death. Since you couldn’t tell anyone for whatever reason but had the time to write it down… just in case, I guess?
Just do everyone a favor and don’t write unimportant and boring every-day-struggles down in that book of yours. That’s not going to help anyone (except for when you have a rare body disability). Since someone is going to find that diary sooner or later anyway you might as well try to create a thriller or romance story via those pages. Draw a little, put some photos in there, make some side notes and the perfect diary a.k.a. journal for everyone to read is finished.