My Upcoming Mystery Novel


Uh-oh!  Who inspired it?

Uh-oh! Who inspired it?

To the aspiring writers out there: You have all met people whose stories don’t add up, whose behavior strikes you as odd, or who lie like rugs, haven’t you?


What are you waiting for?

Such people may be impossible to know and useless to love, but you can use them as inspiration for some pretty grandiose mystery characters!  They’re material!

Get cracking.  Write!


8 thoughts on “My Upcoming Mystery Novel

  1. I could not agree with you more, Carolyn. The antagonists in my WIP were most definitely inspired by people who seriously gave me the creeps. It was the sense that they had deep dark secrets that captured my imagination. Sometimes real life is creepier than fiction. Of course no one is beyond redemption–but as the author I get to choose who is and who isn’t redeemed. Fun!

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀


    • Exactly on the idea of the author being in control of those who get redeemed! Twice I’ve been in situations that could not be beaten for their creepiness. I know in my heart something very wrong was going on with the people involved…so I’m writing a novel on each! Woo-hoo!


    • I’ve actually got two mysteries I keep working on in my spare time. One’s based on doing research for the book. The other’s on some suspicious characters I knew as a child. It’s funny how people whose actions don’t add up can be so inspirational later!


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