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Any mystery writers out there?

WhenItRains21 posted this thread...
Mar. 4, 2013 at 11:52 pm

Hi there! I'm working on writing my first mystery short story (or at least, I'm trying to...). Does anyone have some tips on how to write mystery?

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E.J.MathewsThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Mar. 5, 2013 at 12:03 pm

I always try to incorporate twists into my stories. Always try to keep many options on how the conflict could be solved, and add a ton of suspense. That should do it!

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WhenItRains21 replied...
Mar. 5, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Ok thanks! How would you suggest to start it out? Like the first few paragraphs?

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E.J.MathewsThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Mar. 6, 2013 at 3:27 pm

I try to start out with some action, like start out at the end, go back to the beginning and tell the story, or just start out with the old fqshioned discovery of a murder. God luck!

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