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How to develop a mystery?
Hello, I'm new to I'm an "aspiring" writer, have written a couple of pulp-fiction-type books, but would really like to write a straightforward, country house mystery. I don't have trouble with characters and settings but I need help with the mystery itself. Does anyone have any suggestions re: how to develop a mystery? How does one come up with the puzzle, the solution? Thanks so much.

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Mary Strong - 01:23pm Oct 11, 2005 PST(#8 of 10)

Hi! I'm new too. Susan, Sometimes I write like that! I write a part of my story thats in my head NOW and later I guess I'll fill in the blanks! :> -Mary

Jeremy G. Woods - 01:01am Feb 12, 2010 PST(#9 of 10)

What I've found helpful is to start writing and let it flow. Sometimes the best starts to my novels come naturally by typing.

Beautiful_1 - 08:42am Feb 12, 2010 PST(#10 of 10)
What was going through the minds of all of Chuck Norris' victims before they died? His shoe.

I started with my murder scene. Haven't written anything else though.

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