Writing the Cozy Mystery Writing the Cozy Mystery

Writing the Cozy Mystery

Expanded Second Edition

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Publisher Description

Writing the Cozy Mystery is a concise writing guide that describes step-by-step how to write a winning whodunit.


Do you want to write a cozy mystery but don’t have a clue where to start? Or perhaps you’re already writing a series, and you need tips on how to keep your material fresh. "Writing the Cozy Mystery" is a handy reference guide that will help you develop your characters, establish the setting, plot the story, add suspense, plant clues, and solve the crime.


This award-winning second edition contains examples from the author’s Bad Hair Day Mysteries along with writing exercises, marketing tips, advice on how to maintain your series, and special considerations for cozy authors. You’ll find everything you need to know in an easy-to-read, clear manner to write your own mystery and to refresh a long-running series. Recommended for cozy writers, mystery fans, and creative writing classes.


Gold Award Winner in the Royal Palm Literary Awards

Gold Medal Winner in the President's Book Awards

First Place Winner in TopShelf Magazine Book Awards

Agatha Awards Finalist


“If you are thinking about writing a cozy mystery, read this book first! Nancy lays out all the necessary steps in an interesting and informative way that is easy to follow. Highly recommended.” Catherine Bruns, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Cookies & Chance Mysteries


“Nancy J. Cohen offers clear examples, practical writing exercises, and friendly advice designed to help the beginning cozy author start—and finish!—a saleable book. Even seasoned cozy writers can find helpful hints for building better characters and story.” Diane A.S. Stuckart, NY Times Bestselling Author of the Tarot Cats Mysteries


“If you want to write a cozy mystery—or really, any kind of mystery—this is the book for you! Everything you need to know in one handy volume.” Victoria Thompson, Bestselling Author of the Gaslight Mystery Series

GENRE
Reference
RELEASED
2020
February 20
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
78
Pages
PUBLISHER
Orange Grove Press
SELLER
Orange Grove Press
SIZE
1
MB

Customer Reviews

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This book helped me narrow my focus on writing my first cozy mystery series. I will continue to reference several sections as I continue to build my backlist of cozy mystery books.

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