Mystery Chick Lit! Do I Dare?

As some of you might know I’ve been thinking about taking a Gotham Writers’ Workshop class on writing mysteries!  Now some might think that this is way out of my league, even I think that.  As I evaluated my DVR today, I realized that more than half of them are crime and mystery shows like CSI: Las Vegas, The Mentalist, NCSI: Los Angeles and at the extreme, Dexter, just to name a few.

I have only read one mystery and loved it, though I forgot the name of it or who it’s written by, but I was so intrigued and loved every minute of it.  I recall finishing it in two days.  That was ten years plus years ago and ever since then, I have been plotting a mystery in my head, but haven’t put any of it on paper.  Since I have had a lot of luck with Gotham Writers’ Workshop, last night I decided to sign up for the class that begins in early October.  To get myself started I began looking online for helpful mystery tips.  THIS was the best one that I found.  Since I am a Chick Lit writer in the making, I want to incorporate mystery into one my next books.  If you don’t know what that means, HERE’S the definition.  Now HERE is the best guide I could find how to write Mystery-Lit.  After reading this I am now even more exciting about beginning the mystery writing class.  Wish me luck!



3 thoughts on “Mystery Chick Lit! Do I Dare?

  1. Good luck! I love being shoved head first into different genres – recently I was grabbed into writing steampunk type fiction with a friend of mine. It’s so much fun. I think chick lit and mystery go well together, actually, and if you’ve already got a bit of an idea, run like the wind!

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