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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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Writing a Cozy Mystery: Panic Attack I

Just checking in to tell about my panic attack over writing a cozy mystery. I was admiring the way that G.M. Malliet handles her characters in Death of a Cozy Mystery Writer. She chooses actions during a conversation that increase … Continue reading

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Writing a Cozy Mystery: Part 3 – Surveying the Field

Ouch. The last time I investigated genre books there were detailed guidelines available from publishers. Manuscript length, tone, guidance on what to exclude, how one line of books differed from others were described in detail. Thinking this was still the … Continue reading

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Writing a Cozy Mystery: Part 2 – Series?

Series have attracted me since I read Trixie Belden when I was a kid. Every summer we’d go to my parents’ hometown, and there would be a new Trixie to buy at the bookstore. It was a real bookstore, not … Continue reading

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Writing a Cozy Mystery: Part 1 – Why?

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