• Mysteries

    Mysteries and Romances

    Saturday morning I’ll be in Grand Rapids giving a talk on writing the mystery. (If you’re at the Grand Rapids Region Writers Conference: I’ve Always Wanted to Write a Book do say hello.) Later that morning, award winning author Lisa Childs will be speaking on writing the romance. Two separate genres that, in my opinion, have much in common. (Which may be why I’ve written in both genres.) Both mysteries and romances have many sub-genres, each defined by the emphasis of the story. That is, will the mystery be a thriller where the stakes are high; or a cozy where an amateur will solve the crime, perhaps with the help…