Posted on 06/17/2020 at 11:17 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The most compelling part of Zara Altair’s post on starting your mystery, for us, might have been the section on how not to.

Check out which questions you’ll want to answer right away, but also take note of what she calls story stoppers — things that bog down your opening or turn off readers.

Check out these tips at Altair’s Write Time blog.

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After self publishing my first 'cozy' mystery, a series. Writing the second book with the same sleuth had been a challenge for me. Thanks for the tips!
Jerri George | 06/24/2020 at 03:49 PM
Thank you so much for sharing. :)
Zara Altair | 06/18/2020 at 02:58 PM
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