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You May Be A Reader Who Would Love Cozy Mysteries
3:58 pm , April 16, 2019 2

You May Be A Reader Who Would Love Cozy Mysteries

Cozy murder mysteries usually fly off the shelves of bookstores, and fans often pre-order them when their favorite authors advertise new books soon to be published. The cozy mystery is a subgenre of crime fiction, and as in all crime narratives, the cozy presents a crime that must be solved. This particular subgenre omits graphic {Read More}

Why Murder On A Monday Is Defined As A “Cozy” Mystery
4:15 pm , January 18, 2019 3

Why Murder On A Monday Is Defined As A “Cozy” Mystery

In any murder mystery—a mystery in the category of crime fiction—there is at least one murder, one or more people trying to find the killer, clues, red herrings, and finally a solution. A cozy mystery is a subgenre of crime fiction, and has particular characteristics, which separates cozies from hardcore crime fiction.

How To Prepare An MS for A Traditional Publisher
2:54 pm , February 21, 2018 1

How To Prepare An MS for A Traditional Publisher

If you want to find a traditional publisher for your manuscrupt (MS), you must prepare it with the utmost care, and enlist all the people you need to help you eliminate any errors. You must also write an excellent query letter, a synopsis or a summary, and a suitable biography.

Do You Need An Agent to Find a Traditional Publisher?
5:13 pm , January 31, 2018 2

Do You Need An Agent to Find a Traditional Publisher?

Must you have an agent to find a traditional publisher? No, you don’t. However, an agent can introduce you and your manuscript (MS) to well-known, big publishing houses willing to invest money in a new author but are unwilling—and no longer need—to search them out themselves. They trust agents to do that for them. As {Read More}

As Writers We Can’t Edit Our Own Work—Or Can We?
3:41 pm , March 23, 2017 0

As Writers We Can’t Edit Our Own Work—Or Can We?

As writers, we know we shouldn’t edit our own work but we have no choice when the deadline is tomorrow and there is no one else available. In this day and age of working from home, many of us have a variety of writing assignments with tight deadlines and sometimes may be writing late into {Read More}

Why Write Murder Mysteries? Here’s My Second “Why”
1:58 pm , August 29, 2012 0

Why Write Murder Mysteries? Here’s My Second “Why”

My first reason for writing mysteries – mysteries for children; murder mysteries for adults – is because I write what I like to read.  As a reader, I need to know that I have a guaranteed escape from the world whenever I want. Nothing beats a murder mystery for that.

Why Write Murder Mysteries? Let Me Count The “Whys”
6:57 am , August 17, 2012 13

Why Write Murder Mysteries? Let Me Count The “Whys”

Reason Why #1: After all these years and after all the many books I’ve read, I’ve never lost my love of murder mysteries. I love reading them and watching the stories unfold on the TV screen, in the movie theater, or on the stage. If I sit down to write a piece of fiction, it {Read More}