You’ve read mysteries all of your live. You know them inside and out, and yet, you’re at a loss as to how to make sure that your own effort keeps readers guessing.
What makes a mystery work? How can you know that your readers will care about the victim and not guess the ending too soon?
“What to do?” You pace back and forth in a dither, unsure whether or not you can do this.
Can’t figure out where to go for help in making these important decisions? Might we suggest the tried and true? Who better to provide you with an answer than author Peggy Teel (also writing as Denise Hays), who has agreed to be Guest Quill for the 6/1-15/2015 Pen & Ink session?
This session’s question? What led you to write in the mystery genre, and how does it differ from writing in other genres?
Before you pay for years of intense therapy, might we suggest that you grab a pen and paper and get ready to take some notes. There’s no telling what you might learn from an answer that’s come from someone as successful and talented as Peggy Teel is!
- The Editors