One of my novels is in need of a good conspiracy and I feel a underqualified to create one, as I have never had much faith in the ability of my fellow humans to keep a secret. I mean individuals can keep secrets, but organisations? Governments? Maybe for a while, but for years?
Still, I think this story has the right set-up for a big conspiracy, but I’m not sure how to write a believable one if I don’t believe in it. Ah these challenges writing sends us!
My current thinking is that I need to consult a conspiracy theorist. Actually, I do know someone who loves a good government conspiracy so maybe I have that covered.
I’m a little worried that once I have the conspiracy, I will end up writing a revolution which, given how big my story already is, could mean this book will be a doorstopper. Hmm… Not that I am against doorstoppers, just I weep at thought of editing anything that size!