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March 24, 2012


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Camille Minichino

Your process sounds like mine, Staci. More often than not, I retrofit the clues and worry that some Track Changes reader will realize that's what happened!


Mary Stewart and Helen MacInnes.


Camille, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who has to sometimes go back and stick in the clues.
Liz, I don't think I've read anything by either author. Now I have two new authors to check out!


My age is showing again.

Susan Shea

Know what you mean, Staci. In my first book, I was sure the clues gave the game away and was so surprised - and immensely relieved - that my crit group readers didn't figure it out. Putting them in later would be even harder - I usually have to pare them down!


Susan, I wish I had that problem!

Michael A. Black

My favorite clue was that Colonel Mustard left the candlestick in the library... Or something like that. Knowing when and where to put those clues in is an art. Sounds like you've got the process down, Staci.

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