Friday, October 5, 2012
Friday Round-Up - #218
Stephen Tremp, over at Breakthrough Blogs, shares an article by Gillian Roberts. She gives the 7 C's of mystery writing. With so many authors introducing an element of mystery into their stories, this might be a good skill to acquire.
Writers: Have you considered including a mystery in your manuscripts? What are some of the pitfalls you've encountered?
Readers: How do you feel about mysterious happenings in your romances or contemporary fiction?
Have a blessed weekend!
Posted by Susan J. Reinhardt at 12:30 AM
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Ooh, I'll have to check out that list! I love using suspense and mystery in my work. Thanks so much for sharing. :)
I'm heavier on the romance, but I do have a slim thread of mystery in there.
I'll have to check this out too. Thanks for the link.
I write women's fiction but I'm always looking for ways to incorporate suspense. I enjoy reading at the edge of my seat and would love to give my readers a similar feeling.
Looks helpful! Mixing real clues and red herrings is a big balancing act.
I think sometimes it naturally happens in the writing. There always seems to be a little mystery or suspense - even in romance.
Hi Susan, thanks for posting this. I pretty much follow this list as I write my suspense.
Hi Raquel - I hope the article is helpful.
Hi Dotti - I think a mystery adds tension and danger.
Hi Wendy - I can't wait to read your books when they come out. :)
Hi Laurel - Yes, red herrings make it harder to guess the true culprit.
Hi Loree - It does for me since I'm a SOTP writer. Of course, sometimes I don't know how I'm going to get my heroine out of trouble.
Hi Dena - You're welcome.
Will have to hop over and check that out. Thanks Susan! :)
Hi Karen -
Have a blessed weekend! Let's try to connect soon.
I like suspense more than romance and unexpected is even better, amost as good as chocolate or Dunkin Donuts ;)
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