If you’ve been wanting to write a cozy mystery but don’t have a clue where to start, this workshop is for you. We'll cover the essentials; how to plot the story, how to plant clues, deal with red herrings, character development, establishing the setting, choosing your voice, solving the crime, and the best tips for writing a satisfying cozy mystery readers want to buy. We’ll also put covers and blurbs under the magnifying glass for a closer inspection.

What you'll learn:

  • What makes a Cozy cozy
  • The basic structure of a cozy
  • What tropes to follow and those to avoid
  • Developing characters readers will love
  • How to market and launch your cozy

*This course is currently closed to new enrollments

Your Instructor

Jane Hinchey
Jane Hinchey

I'm Jane Hinchey, international bestselling author of paranormal cozy mysteries and action packed urban fantasy. I began my journey as a self-published author in 2015, and now have twenty books under my belt as an independent author and have more ideas than time to write. I've a passion for giving back to the author community, and it's my goal to use my skills and experience to help you find your indie author wings! Are you ready to start the journey? Let's go!

This course is closed for enrollment.

Jane is simply amazing. In a straightforward and entertaining manner, she introduced cozy mysteries and delved deep into the craft of writing them. Her determination to ensure we gained the tools we needed extended into the business side: the audience, covers and publishing. At the end, I knew there were no more excuses. It was now up to me. If you want to write a cozy and want people to read it, you must take her course!

- Robert Tillsley, Author

I learned a lot more than I expected and was introduced to several ideas, I now use in my writing. If you're considering a Cozy, then this is the course you should definitely take first.

- Nate Tombs, Author

Attended Jane’s a workshop with Writers SA on how to craft a killer cozy! For a newbie it was a great way to learn a heap of great ways to create a story. Jane is a great fun teacher, very approachable and helpful, lots of great ideas and she made the class a great way to spend an informative afternoon.

- Lena Jankovski, Author

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts on 1 October 2019 when all lessons will be made available. The Facebook Live Q&A sessions will be scheduled within the group. If you enroll after this date the material will be available to you immediately but you will not have the added benefit of live Facebook interaction.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own, however, the LIVE component on Facebook will not be available. The group will be archived after the course is complete - you will still be able to read posts and comments but no further interaction will be available.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.