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

Jo-Ann Carson writes a saucy mix of fantasy, adventure and romance. Her latest stories are in the Gambling Ghosts Series: A Highland Ghost for Christmas, A Viking Ghost for Valentine’s Day, Confessions of a Pirate Ghost and The Biker Ghost Meets his Match. An anthology of the novellas will be coming out this summer. Currently she is working on Midnight Magic, A Ghost & Abby Mystery, the first book in a spin-off series from her Viking ghost story. Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, playing Mah Jong and drinking good coffee. You can chat with her on social media: You can find all her links on her website -

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