What makes successful crime fiction is the assessment task our Ext-1 class has been given. It is is the form of a 5 minute speech. Im thinking of attacking it by talking about what does successful mean in novel writing and then what crime fiction is and then what makes 'it' successful. The last part is where i get stuck. Should i talk about plot or characters or....other things? do you think maybe taking a more personal view would be easier, as in speaking about what i think makes a good crime novel. Any thoughts?