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!!

One Comment:

  1. LOL @ the perfect hairstyle comment. It's the sole reason I keep my curly hair long. 🙂

    I have always admired mystery writers. I could never write one in a million years. Something about the whole who dunnit thing totally confounds my poor brain.

    So excited to hear about the conference you're hosting! I'll be sure to check it out. 🙂

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