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Have you wanted to write a cozy mystery, but stayed away because you feared that you couldn't do it?

Then you'll love this...

"How to Write a Cozy Mystery Even If You've Never Written One Before"

A cozy mystery must have a crime, red heerings, suspects...

And a smart sleuth to figure out whodunit.

Lots of moving parts... It can seem completely overwhelming.

If that scared you, I don't blame you.

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Hi, I'm Britt Malka, and ever since I was a child, I've loved reading mystery books.

I enjoyed solving mysteries with The Famous Five and Alfred Hitchcock's The Three Investigators.

My friends and I found "clues" outside our houses and came up with all sorts of crime mysteries.

Later, I devoured books by Ellery Queen and others.

Fast forward many years.

I was in a mastermind group with Leighann Dobbs. (she used her real name in the group.)

She told me she wrote cozy mysteries. I was curious to know if she was able to make money with her books.

And yes, indeed. She made a very comfortable living.

That inspired me. I had written short stories before, but my first ever novella was a cozy. (Uhm, yes, that... and an American West romance.)

After that one, I jumped into other genres, and wrote 28 or so? romance novellas under four or five pen names.

Like many writers, I considered it way too difficult to write cozy mysteries.

You don't just need a story, you need a villain, and then hide him so that readers wouldn't guess who it was.

I found that writing a cozy was very different and much harder than reading one. Ugh!

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And Reading Cozies Is Fun

For a while I mostly read nonfiction books. And sometimes romance, because I wrote romance, so it was mostly to learn from other writers.

When I finally needed a break to just relax and enjoy myself, I went back to reading crime mysteries.

Like so many readers I enjoyed it. A lot!

Reading cozy mysteries is much more than passive entertainment.

It activates us. We're guessing along with the sleuth, trying to solve the puzzle before they do.

And whether we beat them or not, we get a sense of achievement when we learn whodunit.

We just love brain puzzles.

And we feel good when we solve them.

It's not by coincidence that mysteries (including cozies) are in the second most sold category on Amazon.

But Reading and Writing Is Very Different

When we read a cozy, unless it was slobby then we only find the guilty one near the end.

How do you write like that?

How do you hide nothing from the reader, no cheating, and still hide the real villain until the sleuth reveals who it is?

That's where most cozy writers fail and therefore never publish their books.

Many writers struggle with cozy mysteries because they do it wrong.

And that's a pity.

Because writing a cozy can be immense fun. Even more than reading them.

Make Sales, Not Bad Reviews

Cozy mysteries sell extremely well on Amazon and other big bookstores.

The readers are almost as voracious as romance readers.

But they are a smart bunch.

And there are things they won't like in a cozy mystery.

Things like keeping things hidden from them.

Or to introduce the villain only towards the end.

They hate such things because it deprives them of the satisfaction of solving the crime with the sleuth.

On the other hand, you cannot make it too easy to guess who did the crime either.

To avoid negative reviews and readers who put your book down and swear never to buy another from you, you need to know what your reader will expect and what will put him off.

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How Do You Mislead Your Reader Without Cheating?

Cozy mysteries sell extremely well on Amazon and other big bookstores.

The readers are almost as voracious as romance readers.

But they are a smart bunch.

And there are things they won't like in a cozy mystery.

Things like keeping things hidden from them.

Or to introduce the villain only towards the end.

They hate such things because it deprives them of the satisfaction of solving the crime with the sleuth.

On the other hand, you cannot make it too easy to guess who did the crime either.

To avoid negative reviews and readers who put your book down and swear never to buy another from you, you need to know what your reader will expect and what will put him off.

How Good Are You at Keeping All Those Balls in the Air?

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If this is your first cozy mystery, then you're perhaps as good as I was back in 2014, when my goal was to write a cozy mystery.

The only problems were:

  • I followed a romance writing tutorial.
  • It was my first novella.

I had written short stories before. But when it came to writing a novel or novella, I never managed anything longer than 60 pages of unfinished stories.

Even though you can have romance in cozy mysteries, it's still a different animal than romance novels, so my novella turned out to be a mixture of cozy, romance, and the old American West.

I can tell you, though, that when I wrote "the end" after having written that story, it was like having a baby.

The joy, the pleasure, the whole new world of opportunities...

Priceless!

It did something to my mind.

Before, I had no idea about how to go from short story to novel or novella.

Now, I knew I could do it.

And I did it again.

With another not-really-cozy mystery, staring my favorite guardian angel, Amber.

Those two books are on Amazon. I wrote three or four more stories about Amber, which, again, went in different directions and to different genres, so I don't think I'll ever publish those.

Don't do what I did.

Sure, the writing was good exercise, but why not get it right from the start?

If you're going to write a cozy mystery, why not make it great from the beginning?

Introducing...

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Sean Mize

Writer, Coach, Trainer of Coaches

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​your audience must really just LOVE your work!

Cozy by Numbers Allows You to Write a Cozy Mystery Even if You've Never Written One Before

I've learned, first hand, how powerful it is to finish your first book.

It's mind-blowing!

You'll go from hoping or dreaming to believing.

And once you have this confidence, you can go on writing. And writing. And writing.

That's why I wrote Cozy by Numbers. To bring you this experience of success.

And it really is "by numbers." I'll show you in a moment.

First, I'll tell you that this book will take you from getting the idea, over how to structure your story, how to outline it (if you so choose), and how to write it.

You can have your first cozy written less than one month from now.

And the best?

You'll have fun writing it.

No more nonsense like "writing is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration."

That's not true.

Writing may be only 10% inspiration, but it's 90% fun.

I'll go even further and claim that it's 100% inspiration, when done right, and 100% fun as well.

You can use this book whether you prefer to follow a plot outline or you prefer to write into the dark.

And you can use it to write your cozy mystery in less than 30 days, even if you've never written one before.

Here Are Some of the Things You'll Find Inside

Cozy by Numbers is a course that teaches you everything you need to know to write your first cozy mystery.

It is delivered as a PDF file, which you can read with Adobe Reader or other free PDF readers.

It consists of 69 pages, written with a 16 pt font, which means it's easy on the eyes.

The real reason why readers love cozy mysteries (page 4)

How to follow a step-by-step procedure and still write completely unique stories (page 7)

What a cozy mystery is and is not (page 9)

The three biggest categories for cozy mysteries (page 10)

What you need to write a cozy mystery (page 11)

Lester Dent's fiction master plan and how you can use it for cozies (page 17)

25 chapters (or beats) for you to follow to succeed at writing your first cozy mystery (page 29)

The ONLY way you should pick your villain to make writing fun and to get happy readers (page 30)

Example plot (note: you are not allowed to use this plot for your own story) (page 39)

Lots of writing tips that will improve your skills (page 54)

Show, Don't Tell (page 59)

Tools I use when writing and publishing (page 61)

Bonuses

Cozy Mystery Companion

So that you can easily use the 25 chapters/beats anytime you want, you'll get a Cozy Mystery Companion.

You can either use the print out and check off the boxes with a pen.

Or you can use the interactive version and check of the boxes with Adobe Reader or other free PDF readers.

Interactive Companion

Who Will Benefit From Cozy by Numbers?

Cozy by Numbers is not for everybody.

If you're already writing lots of cozy mysteries, you don't need this course.

If you want hard-to-understand books with tiny fonts and hundreds of pages, this is not for you.

If you've never written a cozy mystery before, this course will get you there.

If you've written a few cozy mysteries, but feel that you're lacking something... then get this course.

If you love improving your skills, and if you believe that writing should be fun, then this is definitely for you.

Whether you follow a plot or write into the dark, you can utilize this course.

Click below to get Cozy by Numbers for only $49

Get Cozy by Numbers right now and you can start writing today!

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Thanks,

PS If you have questions or doubts about if this course can help you, let me know. Just click the link below to reach me on my support desk.

PPS Cozy mysteries is in the category with the second highest sales on Amazon. If you would like to write your own cozy and have fun doing so, this course is for you.

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