Writing the Cozy Mystery

 by Nancy J. Cohen How do you plot a mystery? Ask ten different authors, and you’ll get ten different responses. Everyone’s method is unique. However, genre conventions dictate that certain reader expectations must be met. In a cozy or traditional mystery, readers expect a puzzle to solve, an amateur sleuth, […]

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A Few Free Writing Books: Act Fast

Someone shared these with me and I thought I’d share them with you! Disclaimer: I know nothing about these books or their authors. Also, if you want them, I’d move fast. Things tend to go off free a lot more quickly today than they did a few months ago. The […]

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Interview with Harriet Smart, author and half of Writer’s Cafe Team

Today, I am really excited to talk with Harriet Smart, half of the team responsible for my favorite writing program software, Writer’s Cafe. Can you tell us how the idea for Writer’s Café came into being? Julian and I are a husband and wife business team so we had been […]

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Four Tools to Make Writers More Productive

I love writing and productivity tools! Doesn’t matter if they are for the actual writing or the business of writing. I love discovering good ones, and I have four great ones for you today. Mileage Bug – It’s tax time at the Devoti house, which means time for the DH to start […]

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Review of online grammar writing tool: Grammarly

Grammarly – A Review Grammarly is a site that lets you upload sections of your writing to have them checked for grammar, punctuation, style, etc. How Does It Work? Grammarly is very easy to use. Simply copy the text you’d like to analyze and paste it into the window. Select […]

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