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 mystery.
“A useful guide and ready reference, this book offers a good set of tools to demystify the making of a mystery.” — Roy T. James, Readers’ Favorite
“This book is well organized and cuts right to the chase. Throughout are exercises to help you create the cast of characters and make decisions about the clues and setting. When I’m ready to write my cozy, this will be a terrific tool set to use.” — Ronda Del Boccio, Write on Purpose
“Easy to read and chock full of useful information.” — Muddy Rose Reviews
“A quick, efficient read that’ll get your story-brain working. Nancy presents an easy-to-follow and engaging framework to developing your own cozy mystery, standalone or series. Her expertise in the area lends credence to the useful tips throughout the book, and she provides thought-provoking writing exercises to try. Also, her collection of active Writer’s Resources supplies an additional wealth of knowledge beyond just her own well-informed and experienced take.” DL Fernandez, DLF Writing
“Nancy J. Cohen wrote a MARVELLOUS ‘Guide to Murder’ when she wrote Writing the Cozy Mystery. It is well organized, making it extremely easy to follow. She really puts herself into this book, as she uses her own personal writing as examples in regards to what makes for good writing/reading. I look forward to following her advice when I write my own cozy mystery series.” Tammy Goldthorp’s Reviews
“Writing the Cozy Mystery is one of the most helpful books on writing I have ever read. The book is short and only takes about an hour to read the first time, thus giving readers a plethora of helpful tips in a short amount of time. But this will be one reference book that will keep you coming back again and again. Taking notes, marking passages, and reviewing specific chapters is a must. If you are a new author looking to try your hand at writing a cozy, or if you’ve already written a cozy and need help polish it up, Writing the Cozy Mystery is a must.” 5 Out of 5 Spy Glasses from Crazy Cozy Stories