‘Cause You Say What I Need to Hear*

Confessions of a Mystery Novelist...

No-one is perfect. We all make errors in judgement, and we all make mistakes. That’s why it’s so helpful to have someone in our lives who will tell us the truth, whether we want to hear it or not. That person doesn’t have to be cruel or harsh, but does have to be able to bring us up short when it’s necessary.

For instance, I’m a writer. Some of what I write is not good at all. It helps that I have a husband an honest critic who will tell me when what I’ve written doesn’t make sense. Or isn’t realistic. Or isn’t interesting. Or…

Fictional characters need those honest people, too. In crime fiction, sleuths sometimes need someone to tell them, for instance, that they’re getting too close to a case. Or that they’re forgetting something important. Or…

In a lot of cases (certainly not all), that honest person…

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