Writing the Cozy Mystery: Expanded Second Edition

Writing the Cozy Mystery: Expanded Second Edition

by Nancy J. Cohen

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Writing the Cozy Mystery: Expanded Second Edition by Nancy J. Cohen

Cozy mysteries have always been popular. These stories focus on character relationships, offer readers a challenging puzzle to solve, and satisfy our need for justice, often with a touch of humor and romance. Do you want to write a cozy mystery but don't have a clue where to start? Or are you in the middle of a story and stuck on the plot? Perhaps you're already writing a series, and you need tips on keeping your material fresh. Writing the Cozy Mystery is a concise reference guide that will help you develop your characters, establish the setting, plot the story, add suspense, plant clues and sustain your series.

This Second Edition contains more examples; additional writing exercises; expanded sections; and seven new chapters including The Muddle in the Middle, Romance and Murder, Special Considerations for Cozy Writers, Keeping a Series Fresh, Writing the Smart Synopsis, Mystery Movies, and Marketing Tips. You'll find everything you need to know in an easy-to-read, clear manner to write your own mystery and maintain a long-running series. Recommended for cozy writers, mystery fans, and writing classes.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162153573
Publisher: Nancy J. Cohen
Publication date: 11/12/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 384,649
File size: 459 KB

About the Author

Nancy J. Cohen writes the Bad Hair Day Mysteries featuring South Florida hairstylist Marla Vail. Titles in this series have made the IMBA bestseller list, been selected by Suspense Magazine as best cozy mystery, won a Readers' Favorite Gold Medal, and earned third place in the Arizona Literary Awards. Nancy has also written the instructional guide Writing the Cozy Mystery. Her imaginative romances have proven popular with fans as well. These books have won the HOLT Medallion and Best Book in Romantic SciFi/Fantasy at The Romance Reviews. A featured speaker at libraries, conferences, and community events, she is listed in Contemporary Authors, Poets & Writers, and Who's Who in U.S. Writers, Editors, & Poets. When not busy writing, Nancy enjoys fine dining, cruising, visiting Disney World, and shopping. Visit her at NancyJCohen.com