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Wait!

“While action needs context, mystery doesn’t — in fact, one of mystery’s strengths is that it demands the reader wait for context.”

I saw this remark and felt a huge wave of relief flood through me. I’m usually charged with not revealing the whole plot in the first sentence of my writing (OK, slight exaggeration, but it feels like I am always guilty of making the reader READ the damn story!)

Now, I feel vindicated – because mystery stories are not all scenes from a Columbo movie. I don’t have to say who did it, or how in the very beginning.

After all, it is not said that everything good comes to he who waits!

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Dreams can come true and mine was to live in Spain forever and ever ....  Well, after studying languages many years ago I became totally enamoured with all things Spanish, I finally made the big move for a more 'relaxed' lifestyle in 2003.  Since then, I have been teaching Spanish to Ex-pats and translating. Also, I trained as a Community Manager (Social Media) so that I have a genuine excuse to be on Facebook, Twitter and the Internet for hours on end, but then I started to write. My first attempt was for NaNo 2012 with 'The Nasrid Charm' (a story set in Spain and the Afterlife.) Like most first drafts, this is in need of serious revision and has been placed on the backburner, while I pursue my mystery stories. I'll get back to it - one day :) 

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