Are You a Closet Suspense Author?
edited: Tuesday, April 11, 2006
By Pauline Baird Jones
Rated "G" by the Author.
Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2006
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Perhaps you have the urge to write suspense, but you don't know. Answer the questions and find out.
**Are suspense novels are your favorite type of fiction?
**Can you name every detective-type TV show on cable and network television
**Do you have a voice in your head actually narrating the story?
**Do your pets have names like Ellery, Hercule, Miss Marple, or Sherlock?
**Do you know the name of 3 poisons and/or medications that lead to death but leave no trace?
**Do you never fall for the red herring (and actually know what a red herring is!)?
**ou know that M&M isn't a candy. It stands for Motive and Means.
**Have you ever thought to yourself, “I could do this better.”
**You’re in the mall or at a party and think, “This would be a cool place for a murder.”
**You pick up ordinary, every day objects and think, “This would be a cool murder weapon.”
**You see the people around you as suspects, killers or potential victims.
**You’d rather write a book killing off your boss, than go to jail for actually doing it.
**You’ve got an ongoing suspense plot in your head that you’re going to write “some day.”
If you answered yes to two or more of these questions, then it’s probably time you came out of the closet, put fingers to computer keys and started writing your own suspense novel.
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