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Old 03-29-2015, 04:25 AM View Post #1 (Link) Mystery Timing?
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If you were reading a novel and part of its plot involves a major mystery, when would you like the story to start it?

Note: This mystery is solved in the same book that it's begun in.

I'm very flexible on when a mystery starts, but I've heard some people may not want it at the beginning or at the very end, so I'd like to hear what people have to say here.
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See I like plot twist so with the mystery aspect you could lead the reader one way and then drive them another. Like saying it could be john but then someone found evidence it was Linda. (Names were made up) but yeah get cliff hangers going and make sure to have plot twist to keep the story going. But don't make the twist too quick or back to back.then it just makes everything too confusing. I would say have 1 or 2 chapters on one thing and then maybe switch and make sure that it isn't too misleading
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Uh, that doesn't really say when you'd like to read the beginning of a mystery. That's more about you saying how you'd like a mystery to follow up during the chapters.
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Originally Posted by GeonamicWarrior View Post
Uh, that doesn't really say when you'd like to read the beginning of a mystery. That's more about you saying how you'd like a mystery to follow up during the chapters.
See that's the point. Start the mystery when it seems necessary, start it off as,something normal. See I like cop shows so maybe let the main character find a dead ody and then turn into some super ninja detective. That's the thing I like mysteries in the beginning , middle and end. Mysteries are great cliff hangers.
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