I didn't touch a line of code today, and I only drew one new character. The effort all went into writing a murder mystery plot that involves all my characters and can be told without needing too many more features.
Among the resources I looked at, I found this excellent page of Agatha Christie plot twists and plot devices.
The first thing I wrote down was a little table of plot elements I could think of from crime dramas and what they mean. I didn't use it much, but it's a fun little aside. Here are some items from it that I don't think I'm using:
- An old photo - people in the photo knew each other
- A book - someone has an interest in or knowledge of a topic
- An earring - a woman was somewhere she was not expected to be
- Pool of water - the murder was committed using ice