Hey all, Usually I write short stories, but I'm trying my hand at a novella. I usually develop my plots from images, and right now I have a couple of questions concerning plot and I was wondering if I could receive some constructive feedback: 1) I love the development of anti-heros, but I am at a loss to find any good examples of adolescent anti-heros. My protagonist is in his mid-teens and I plan on having him deal with larger issues in relation to older secondary characters and the setting (war, slavery, etc.). I am not really looking to reproduce a Harry Potter or Percy Jackson-type, but someone a little more dark and pessimistic about the world. I have been trying to find good examples, but I am at a loss. Any suggestions? 2) My favorite genre would have to be mystery (Arturo Perez Reverte, Henning Mankel, etc.) and for my next project I would like to try my hand at it. However, I am having trouble developing a plausible plot and keeping my readers in the dark about certain plot points. Any suggestions on how to structure a mystery? Should I plot out the whole story, or might it be better to work in the dark? I have never written a mystery story before so any advice is appreciated. Thanks in advance.