Red herrings are staples of the mystery and suspense genres, but they also can pop up in myriad other works and genres. But what is a red herring? Find out…

Why Writers Love Red Herrings: A Brief Guide

Creative writing: Red herrings are staples of the mystery and suspense genres, but they also can pop up in myriad other works and genres. But what is a red herring? Find out…

Fallacies--Truly Fallacious Red herring. I'm here to distract you. 8/7/2017

A commonly used logical fallacy is the Red Herring. In numerous arguments, points of irrelevancy were used to divert attention from the main point.

"What Agatha Christie did was to fashion her scenes so that the clue was present but so was the red herring. And the scene pivoted around the red herring, not around the clue. Brilliant." From novelist ELIZABETH GEORGE http://www.justwriteabook.com/blog/write-a-novel/plotting-novel-clues-red-herrings/

If you're plotting a novel, and it happens to be a mystery, you'll love this quote from bestselling novelist Elizabeth George. Add a red herring along with your clue, in a scene.

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"quick set! RTD PLEASE!" by alyssa-wilsonn on Polyvore featuring Red Herring, RE/DONE, Hollister Co., e.l.f. and Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

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My Red Herring cardigan by Red Herring. Size 14 / L for £6.25: http://www.vinted.co.uk/womens-clothing/cardigans/7313004-red-herring-cardigan.

Red Herring cardigan

My Red Herring cardigan by Red Herring. Size 14 / L for £6.25: http://www.vinted.co.uk/womens-clothing/cardigans/7313004-red-herring-cardigan.

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"#PolyPresents: Wish List" by marianaserrano9 ❤ liked on Polyvore featuring H&M, Vanessa Mooney, MAC Cosmetics, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Urban Decay, Red Herring, NYX, contestentry and polyPresents

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