Mystery writers will find Terri Main's article especially helpful. Writers can use this information whether we write romantic suspense, science fiction, women's fiction, or YA.
Now You See It: The Art of Misdirection in Mystery Writing
I am a retired college professor. I live in California's Central Valley where it gets hot in summer. I hate summer. Currently, I'm writing full time. I don't think of myself as retired as much as the college is paying me to write my novels and Bible studies. I've been published in just about every venue. Fiction, nonfiction, radio drama, live drama, video documentaries, novels and book length nonfiction. I've been traditionally published in magazine and book format, and I'm currently engaged in Indie writing publishing my own stuff and loving it.
I live a fairly quiet life. I'm a life long single and live with my five cats. So, I'm keeping alive the cultural archetype of the Retired Old Maid School Teacher with Cats.
I write science fiction...more
Thank you, Terri, for giving us such good information. Now, we'll all be watching for the slight of hand in fiction.
Terry Main has given us many books. I've pictured a couple of them from Amazon. You can purchase these or others at
Anyone for magic?