Curiosities
How We Write Mysteries

How We Write Mysteries

By Mary Reed and Eric Mayer

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  We’re co-authors of ratiocinative fiction Inventing plots full of character friction Scattering clues for the villain’s conviction Co-writers of mysteries! We begin by inventing a devious plot line Some elements are his and some are mine Our method is ...

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People of the Page: My ‘Real’ Protagonist

People of the Page: My ‘Real’ Protagonist

She seems to be everywhere this summer. I first spotted her on I-16, blowing by me in a red Camaro, blond hair tousled and tossing through the open window. She wore sunglasses, dark retro Ray Bans like the eighties teen ...

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Are We Having Fun Yet?

Are We Having Fun Yet?

I sure hope so. I know I am. More than I ever imagined. And yes, having fun is perhaps the biggest writing tip ever. As I often say, “Writing is a lousy way to make a living, but a wonderful ...

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