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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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Back to Cozies

It’s been a very busy time. Despite my vow to avoid cozies, I was drawn back into reading the remainder of the 40 books. Reading all the Dickens biographies that I found and several of his novels enlarged my point of … 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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