How to Write The Perfect Mystery

Naturally, that’s a teaser. I’m not sure there is a perfect anything, certainly not the perfect hairstyle. I know; I’ve felt the pain of that one. But back to writing mysteries. I guess if anyone has penned the perfect mystery, it would have to be Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd or The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey. Both still stand up after decades of cultural use.But next June 24th, I have the effrontery to host a writers’ blog conference on the MuseItUp Blog Site, where I show how to write one. Forgive me, Oh Ye Greats Of The Mighty Pen.So forget that premise. What I can do, however, is give a few tips on how to write a mystery — good, suspenseful, and readable — if not absolutely perfect. But who wants perfection, anyway? Soooo boring.Join me June 24th at http://museituppublishing.blogspot.com/. We’ll have a lot of fun!!

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