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Create Clues from Your Mystery Setting

The Hidden Treasures in Your Setting When I first wrote mysteries, I was in awe of writers who could create clues out of the setting. I read Pompeii by Robert Harris and was astonished at how the clues in the story were directly related to volcanic action, mystifying the young aqueduct engineer.   The best way to discover…

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Suspects: The Spice of Life in Your Mystery

Photo by SHUJA ZED on Unsplash Create Awesome Suspects to Delight Your Readers Mystery readers love to be tantalized. The clues, red herrings, and evidence you plant in your story lead them to guessing while your sleuth tries to reason out the possibilities. Your suspects weave the rich tapestry that keeps readers guessing. I recently…

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How to Work With Your Audiobook Narrator

The Audiobook Opportunity for Authors Authors and readers love audiobooks. Many authors are considering publishing audio editions of their book to add to their backlist.Creating an audiobook has many benefits for independent authors. The audiobook industry is huge. It’s a billion dollar industry and growing. Be part of the action. Book lovers consume audiobooks. Book…

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Make Your Mystery Suspects Suspicious

Photo by freestocks.org on Unsplash Challenge Your Sleuth With Mysterious Suspects Suspects are the lifeblood of your mystery. Without them your mystery sleuth would have no challenges and solve the mystery in an instant. While evidence, clues, and red herrings help your reader keep guessing, the suspects provide personal interaction with your sleuth. That interaction…