Tag Archives: Lord Peter Wimsey

Botching the Detectives


The problem with writing mystery stories is we’ve all read so many of them we think we’re experts. Unfortunately, that can make for lazy writing, recycling old ideas, and for assuming ‘facts not in evidence’ as they would say in … Continue reading

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Why Exposition Gets a Bad Rap


You’ve heard it a million times: show don’t tell. What does that mean? Is it true? And does that mean you should never use exposition? Sometimes – sorry, O great literary oracle – but sometimes you have to ignore perceived … Continue reading

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