Walter Mosley on Writing

This is a great clip from Friday’s PBS news, so I’m sharing it here. I loved many things about it, but what I liked most was his discussion of the “levels of mystery.”

  1. legal
  2. social
  3. moral, and if the writer’s really good
  4. philosophical

So that at the end of the book there is an answer to the crime and if it’s really well written the reader will be thinking deeply about it’s philosophical implications. How cool is that.

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Author: Jo-Ann Carson

About Jo-Ann Carson Where magic happens… Jo-Ann Carson's stories are a saucy mix of fantasy, adventure and romance. Her latest release is Midnight Magic a Ghost & Abby mystery, which is a spin off from her Gambling Ghosts Series (i.e., A Highland Ghost for Christmas …). Under the pen name Doomsday Carson she writes the post-apocalyptic series Bête Noire. Mata Hari and Vancouver Blues are two romantic suspense series she penned. A firm believer in the magic of our everyday lives, Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, walking beaches near her home in the Pacific Northwest and reading by the fire.

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