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|This week, June 1 through June 5, will be a round table discussion involving the mystery genre. Pretend we are meeting around a conference table and talking away.
The prompt for June 1, 2015: . If you were writing a murder mystery what would you chose as a method of death?
First, we would not be sitting around a conference table, we would be playing poker just like the great writers on Castle...
Choosing a method of death seemed like an easy task, just pick a way for someone to die...electrocution, drowning, stabbing, choking, gunshot, stabbing, the list is endless. Then I began to think that for each method of death you need to have a means of accomplishing it. This became a daunting task. I first though about the fatal stabbing with an icicle. That way the murder weapon could never be found. This was fie but how do I get my murderer and victim in such close contact so as to stab him/her. Then, I began to think about who was being murdered, and then the why and by whom. Who is going to be the murderer? Why do they feel they need to kill the person? How are they going to make the killer icicle? A great deal of thought needs to go into the weapon and I have a feeling the weapon might evolve as the characters come alive on the pages. What started out as a killer icicle could turn into a red hot poker!