Writing the Cozy Mystery [NOOK Book]

Overview

Do you want to write a mystery but don’t have a clue where to start? Or maybe you’ve begun a story but are stuck on the plot? Perhaps you’re already writing a series, and you need tips on how to keep track of your material? Writing the Cozy Mystery is a valuable guide on how to write a traditional whodunit. This concise tool will show you step-by-step how to develop your characters, establish the setting, plot the story, add suspense, plant clues and sustain your series. You’ll find everything you need to know in...
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Writing the Cozy Mystery

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Overview

Do you want to write a mystery but don’t have a clue where to start? Or maybe you’ve begun a story but are stuck on the plot? Perhaps you’re already writing a series, and you need tips on how to keep track of your material? Writing the Cozy Mystery is a valuable guide on how to write a traditional whodunit. This concise tool will show you step-by-step how to develop your characters, establish the setting, plot the story, add suspense, plant clues and sustain your series. You’ll find everything you need to know in an easy-to-read, clear manner to write your own whodunit.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148115489
  • Publisher: Orange Grove Press
  • Publication date: 2/4/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 98,411
  • File size: 183 KB

Meet the Author

Nancy J. Cohen writes the humorous Bad Hair Day mystery series featuring hairdresser Marla Shore, who solves crimes with wit and style under the sultry Florida sun. Several of these titles have made the IMBA bestseller list. Nancy's imaginative romances have also proven popular with fans. Her titles in this genre have won the HOLT Medallion and Best Book in Romantic SciFi/Fantasy at The Romance Reviews. Active in the writing community and a featured speaker at libraries and conferences, Nancy is listed in Contemporary Authors, Poets & Writers, and Who's Who in U.S. Writers, Editors, & Poets. Currently, Nancy is President of the Florida Chapter, Mystery Writers of America.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2015

    Helpful

    This short book is to the point and modern, specific to someone who I think is wanting to write the quick read mystery series novel as opposed to a more complex stand alone novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2015

    There is one thing i dislike about nook books

    Is the idea that after buying a book i cant do with it what i want. Give it away to a friend or relative. Donate to the library book sale trade in to the used book store in town resell on amazon drop off to the county jail if soft cover memorize and repeat. Would you prefer to sell two books or be read by five different people? How many free copies have you given away hoping for good review for free copy

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  • Posted May 30, 2014

    Recommended for writers

    I'm enjoying this little book with mystery writing insight. If you're going to write cozy mysteries, the concise wisdom of Nancy J. Cohen will help you tremendously.

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  • Posted March 9, 2014

    This book is invaluable to a cozy writer. Nancy Cohen analyzes t

    This book is invaluable to a cozy writer. Nancy Cohen analyzes the must-haves in a cozy and offers help in organizing. I found the section on clues particularly helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    Wow - what a great guide for writing the cozy mystery! I never k

    Wow - what a great guide for writing the cozy mystery! I never knew there was so much involved, but the guidelines in this book are so easy to follow and plan out. I really was never sure what constituted a cozy, but the author points out each and every detail quite clearly. 

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  • Posted February 9, 2014

    Nancy J. Cohen takes readers behind the scenes, showing them not

    Nancy J. Cohen takes readers behind the scenes, showing them not only what goes into creating a cozy mystery series, but a detailed organizational system for doing it. One appreciates the effort that goes into making a book series look effortless

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