It’s a Tuesday night at the Battery Park Book Exchange, and three authors have shown up to this meeting of the Western North Carolina Mysterians.
It’s a critique group for local mystery writers and Michael Havelin, the group’s founder, is in the hot seat.
“So I think your prologue is too long. It’s sort of like an infodump,” one Mysterian tells Havelin. “And then a lot of the stuff in chapter --”
“Well, you know, you say that to me every time,” Havelin says. “Wait til we get to your stuff.”