Burl Barer is the Edgar Award winning author of both true crime and crime fiction. He has written multiple hit books including WildBlue Press’s MAN OVERBOARD. Burl’s rave-reviewed private eye novel, HEADLOCK, is being republished by WildBlue this December 22nd! Read the full article from the link below for Burl Barer’s take on incorporating one of the big “no-no’s” of mystery writing and the challenges of writing his novel from a first person perspective.
“There are certain things all mystery writers haves drilled into our heads, and we all have a screw loose. We are all warned against using certain JEPS. JEP is short for jeopardy. Using those threats of harm, or actual harm, are deemed manipulative and emotionally upsetting to the reader.” – Burl Barer for his blog on December 6th, 2015