If you think it’s easy to write a short story day after day, think again. Which is why I’m writing a a mystery, TWIST. Actually, it’s my second mystery. The first one I didn’t think was good so I moved it to a place where I didn’t see it.
In my second mystery, Tine and Thomas are the main characters. Tine’s friend, Bonnie, has been murdered and Thomas broke his leg, so although Tine is a writer, Tine has to proceed as if she were Thomas, the actual Private Investigator.
Tine dumped her boyfriend and now has a new guy, Carl who is a cop. She’s need information and Carl won’t give to her. So she has to find a way to get from him. Carl is a policeman and wants to keep his ethics intact. You have to read a book where the police are the main characters in order to do this because police work is very technical.
I know I should have plotted out the chapters. But that’s not how I write.
I can’t reveal the ending, although I know how it ends.
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I have an array of publishing credits. Among my favorites are Saturday Evening Post, New Millennium Writings, Blue Earth Review, Funny in Five Hundred, Another Chicago Magazine, Happy, Facets, The Writer’s Place 34th Parallel and Samizdada. I am a recipient of a fellowship and grant from the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship and Grant in Prose, and two of my stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
My book of stories, A Surprising Measure of Subliminal Sadness, is still seeking a publisher.