I am talking about all books need a little mystery. And I am not necessarily talking about who killed who. Rather, I am talking about mystery surrounding a character or place or event.
The Bible talks about there being a time for this and a time for that. Is there a time for swearing? Don’t people swear?
Of course, they do! And some people, not all, swear profusely. But should a writer include swear words?
Anytime the reader uses his or her imagination it is a good thing.
There is a lot of good advice about character traits. We can all learn to do better regarding our character traits. But why not go further and become the character?
I believe that every reader comes to our books with a tool available for us to use. It’s called their imagination. Think about it. Even if you are only eighteen you have had experiences, learned knowledge, and gotten acquainted with others. All of this impacts your imagination. So our job as authors is to tap into that imagination wherever possible and however we are able.