Building A Mystery
Welcome to a new week, Copious Notes readers! I hope everyone who had off enjoyed their free day and had some good BBQ.
Now that we’re getting back into the swing of the week, I’d like to follow up to my inital post / first poll for the interactive story. First, thank you to those of you who did vote. While I had hoped for more input, some is way better than none. I am appreciative to those who posted what type of story this should be. Beating out science fiction by 2-1, we’ll be embarking on a mystery.
Now let me say that I’ve never written a mystery before and I don’t know how well I will do, but I think that because this will be an interactive venture, input from you will greatly help and in the end this could be a good story. I know that mysteries are normally exciting and also they are not limited to a ‘who-dun-it’. The recent success of Dan Brown shows that puzzle-mysteries can resonate with readers out there. I am also a history fan and believe that a history-driven, puzzle-style story could work well and it can also be a book that I would be excited to write. While that may sound selfish, I will say that enthusiasm to write a story equals the drive to write it. Given the fact that I haven’t written a single word in almost a month and a half, this experiment should work well.
So for this second round of input, please comment and let me know if you agree that this is the type of mystery that should be written. If you have a better suggestion, please feel free to let me know!