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    Quote Originally Posted by Carabas View Post
    Said no writer of detective stories ever.
    It's a rare writer indeed who is opposed to promotional material about their work being released to increase sales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carabas View Post
    Said no writer of detective stories ever.
    Quote Originally Posted by AJBopp View Post
    It's a rare writer indeed who is opposed to promotional material about their work being released to increase sales.
    Eh, that wasn't a fair thing to say. Sorry.

    Every detective writer (every writer), though, should want their stories to be experienced again and again. If the story is worthwhile, the experience is worthwhile even when you know the outcome. So-called "spoilers" are irrelevant to the quality of the storytelling. Good writers understand this. Even the good detective writers.
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    I would think a good mystery writer would enjoy it when readers pick up on all the nuances they put in the story once they know what's behind the mystery. Assuming the writer bothered doing such a thing.

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    Unless its a really good twist thats never been done before I don't mind spoilers at all and those types of twist are pretty rare now a days

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    Nah. I try to avoid them, but fail about 90% of the time, and don't really care.
    If I'm determined to see or read something. Spoilers have zero effect on me.
    I also write Superhero Mystery and Superhero action, and Sci-fi and Sci-fi/horror, and horror.
    Even writing them I have a bare outline of the destination, and even when I get there, i'm like DAYUMMM!!!!
    Then I re-read and even knowing the ending I still enjoy it.
    Is always confused.....

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    The video I posted in the OP shows a study. Over 800 people were given 12 short stories to read. But half of them were given stories that had a paragraph in the opening that spoiled the stories. Every single story except one was rated higher by people who were given spoilers. And the unspoiled story that did got higher rating was by the lowest margin.

    The interesting thing is that 2/3 of the stories given were of ironic twists or mystery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderClops View Post
    The video I posted in the OP shows a study. Over 800 people were given 12 short stories to read. But half of them were given stories that had a paragraph in the opening that spoiled the stories. Every single story except one was rated higher by people who were given spoilers. And the unspoiled story that did got higher rating was by the lowest margin.

    The interesting thing is that 2/3 of the stories given were of ironic twists or mystery.
    That's exactly how I write. There's always irony or twists in the story. ALWAYS Irony.
    Is always confused.....

    My Name is Psylocke, "Stabby stabby pew pew!"

    My Psylocke stories at Fanfiction.net (ignore the editing, it's bad on purpose) https://www.fanfiction.net/~tazirai
    My better edited versions on Comicvine. Just check profile and my forum posts in fan fiction section. http://comicvine.gamespot.com/profile/tazirai/

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