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I would love to see a mystery genre board, but I'm not sure where to make that suggestion.

I write YA mysteries. Some paranormal, some not. But I'd love to see a board dedicated to the mystery writing craft.

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#1 - February 27, 2014, 10:13 AM
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I think it's a great idea! Verla usually has final say on board creation, but she loves suggestions! there are a lot of MG mysteries as well, and even chapter books and some picture books.


Also, you can always start a thread on the YA board just for a discussion on mystery craft for YA. But we'll let you know soon about a dedicated Mystery board in the Genre section.



#2 - February 27, 2014, 10:19 AM
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#3 - February 27, 2014, 10:35 AM
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I mostly write PBs, but am contemplating a chapter book mystery. I'd love a chance to learn from some masters on a separate thread.


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#5 - February 27, 2014, 04:41 PM
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Done, Kimberly. :detective:
#6 - February 28, 2014, 12:41 AM
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Yay! I'm interested in learning to write mysteries. I'm glad this thread topic was explained. I kept thinking it was a thread for genres that couldn't be identified .. like mystery meat or mystery flavor. :)
#8 - February 28, 2014, 06:14 AM
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I kept thinking in was a thread for genres that couldn't be identified .. like mystery meat or mystery flavor. :)


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#9 - February 28, 2014, 07:49 AM
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Lill  :lol4

But hooray for the new board!! Thanks Verla!  :thanks
#10 - February 28, 2014, 09:13 AM
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Very cool!  :hurrah:  I write murder mystery dinners, but have a few MG's up my sleeve .
#11 - February 28, 2014, 11:28 AM

I am so excited for this new board. Thank you, Verla! What a wonderful addition.
#12 - February 28, 2014, 02:12 PM
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 :curtsy: You are very welcome.
#13 - February 28, 2014, 06:56 PM
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Yay for mysteries! I love 'em. I have an upper MG mystery out on two full requests at the moment, but I haven't heard back and I know I can profit from a discussion here. I'm not the best plotter in the world (a definite weakness in a mystery writer), plus, I just love mysteries and talking about mysteries.

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Yahoo! I write mysteries and am so glad to see this new board! :bananakilt
#15 - March 01, 2014, 08:44 AM
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Thanks for the new board, Verla (and for the suggestion, Kimberly)! I've had many short story mysteries published for both children and adults. In fact, I just sold a short mystery to Hopscotch for their August 2016 "Mysteries" issue.

Yay to mystery PB's! One fun one with a kind of Twilight Zone vibe that I've recently read Is "Creepy Carrots" by Aaron Reynolds.



#16 - March 02, 2014, 09:15 AM
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Oooh, cool! AZGuy, would you mind adding that PB rec to the PB mystery thread? We've got a list going there! And congrats on the recent sale!
#17 - March 02, 2014, 09:23 AM
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I'm writing midgrade mystery. Mysteries are the essence of the plot in almost all of my books. I also collect girl-series mysteries.
#18 - March 02, 2014, 11:22 AM
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Thanks for the new board, Verla (and for the suggestion, Kimberly)! I've had many short story mysteries published for both children and adults. In fact, I just sold a short mystery to Hopscotch for their August 2016 "Mysteries" issue.

Yay to mystery PB's! One fun one with a kind of Twilight Zone vibe that I've recently read Is "Creepy Carrots" by Aaron Reynolds.

My 4 year old loves Creepy Carrots. Great read.
#19 - March 02, 2014, 02:03 PM
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