Thursday, March 20, 2008

How to write a cozy mystery

Novel Journey has a two-part interview with Candice Miller Speare, author and content reviewer for Barbour Publishing's new cozy mystery imprint, Heartsong Presents: Mysteries. She shares some behind-the-scenes info, including her list of thirteen "elements a cozy should have." Part One and Part Two.

More resources:
The changing face of traditional mystery fiction
Cozy Mystery Dos and Don'ts
"What is a Cozy Mystery?"
Writing the Cozy Mystery (Writing-World)
PLOTTING YOUR COZY MYSTERY (Keep Me In Suspense)
Tips for Writers: The Cozy Mystery (Lynette Hall Hampton)
How to Write a Mystery (WriterOnLine)

MY GIFTS TO YOU!
Get these two exclusive eBooks FREE when you sign up for my author newsletter! (I promise you'll only hear from me every few months.) Free downloads available for Kindle, Nook, iPad, Kobo, and more. Sign up now!

Post a Comment

Die Laughing: Funny Crime and Mystery Fiction

SHE'S THE SHERIFF!

A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at StudioWell.com. Watch the trailer on YouTube.