Thursday, February 3, 2011
The question is: how does the story finish? The last chapter Greene wrote will appear in the next issue of the magazine. Surely the readers can’t be left forever wondering whodunit? So Andrew decided to open it up to the readers of his magazine, asking them to write an ending in 5000 words. $500 prize and the winning ending to be published after Greene’s chapter 5.
It really sounded like fun, and Stan and I had just sent off the revised manuscript of our third book, so why not? How hard could it be? The characters are all set up, the clues are in place. All one has to do is use them to solve the mystery and write a last chapter or two.