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My “First Person” P.O.V. Post

This “It happened to me” viewpoint is common in cozies. To a new writer, it can seem to be the easiest choice. You and your main character tell the story into the computer keyboard. “I, Jane Doe, trip over a … Continue reading

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Review: The Weekend Novelist Writes a Mystery

by Robert J. Ray and Jack Remick; Dell Publishing; Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc.; New York; 1998.  I approach my copy of this book with a sigh of boredom. When I open it, however, I’m surprised to see how … Continue reading

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Now Going Wider than my Cz-Mys Goal

This blog is hereby opened up to include all my writing efforts. Continue reading

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The Forty Books

I have something to confess. Cozy mysteries are not my natural choice to read. I like vintage pulp novels with hard-boiled types who live in Los Angeles in the 1940s. There has to be “frails” and “gats” and plenty more … Continue reading

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Writing a Cozy Mystery Part 4: Time and Writing

This morning I sat down at my computer. The phone rang and my neighbor had run through her options and needed a ride to a doctor’s appointment. That’s a legitimate reason to not write. There are, however, lots of other … Continue reading

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