1. ajjohnson


    Welcome back, Cozy Enthusiasts! As briefly noted in the first lesson, the victim must have a strong connection to the sleuth so that the sleuth has a compelling reason to move forward with solving the crime. Therefore, the next step in crafting a killer cozy is to decide who is the victim and...
  2. ajjohnson


    So you want to write a cozy, but you don’t know where to start? Rest assured the solution lies in three simple steps. But first, we must note that cozy mysteries are different from traditional whodunits in that they shy away from gratuitous sex and violence in favor of homespun values in a...
  3. ajjohnson

    Genre Three Steps to a Killer Cozy with Andrea J. Johnson

    *** Registration is now full. *** Crafting a mystery series can be fraught with peril, but there are three questions that lie at the heart of the terror: Who are the suspects? What makes them suspects? Who is the sleuth? This session will help you use those three questions to kick start a...
  4. Traci Andrighetti

    Craft Master the Mystery Novel! with USA TODAY Bestselling Author Traci Andrighetti

    Want to add mystery to your life? Then write one! USA TODAY Bestselling Author Traci Andrighetti is on the case to help you investigate how whodunits are done. In her three-month mentoring course, you will develop your plot and cast of characters, outline your manuscript, and write the first...
  5. Beth Daniels

    Craft Writing the Comedic Mystery with Beth Daniels

    There are all types of mystery niches in which to write stories: amateur detective, police procedural, government agency, spies, private detectives, capers, cozies, romantic suspense. Even paranormal mysteries. Any one of them could be a comedic mystery. Why? Because comedy is in the...
  6. LC Hayden

    Lecture Lesson 2: Crafting Mystery: Mystery Categories

    Lesson 2: Crafting Mystery: Mystery Categories Unless I am planning to write an entire book, I couldn’t possibly cover all of the mystery genres and their characteristics. Therefore, for this lesson, I will briefly describe and mention the most common categories. But first, we’ll begin by...
  7. Korina

    Intros & Newbies Hello!

    Newbie here! I love connecting with other writers. I'm currently querying agents for my mom blogger cozy mystery series. Have gotten some good responses to my pitches on twitter. Keeping my fingers crossed for here, too. In the meantime, I'm working on a new series and submitting short stories...
  8. Death of an Island Tart

    Death of an Island Tart

    She wanted a reconciliation. She got a murder. If you like a sleuth with attitude, you’ll love Kadence MacBride.