GUEST SPEAKER: Nancy J. Cohen
Program: “Writing the Cozy Mystery”
Do you want to write a mystery but don’t have a clue where to start? Or maybe you’ve begun a story but are stuck on the plot? Perhaps you’re already writing a series, and you need tips on keeping track of your material? Nancy J. Cohen will show you step-by-step how to develop your characters, establish the setting, plot the story, add suspense, plant clues and sustain your series. You’ll learn everything you need to know to write your own whodunit. These tips apply to other genres as well. If you’ve ever wanted to plan a fictional murder, this workshop is for you. Nancy will include her 4 Giant Steps to Self-Publishing in describing how she brought her book of this title to print.
Nancy J. Cohen is the author of 20 published books, including the humorous Bad Hair Day mystery series featuring hairdresser Marla Shore. Several of these titles have made the IMBA bestseller list. Her latest title and 11th in the series is Hanging By A Hair. Nancy is also the author of Writing the Cozy Mystery, a valuable instructional guide for writers. Her imaginative romances have proven popular with fans as well. Her titles in this genre have won the HOLT Medallion and Best Book in Romantic SciFi/Fantasy at The Romance Reviews. Active in the writing community and a featured speaker at libraries and conferences, Nancy is listed in Contemporary Authors, Poets & Writers, and Who's Who in U.S. Writers, Editors, & Poets. Currently, she is serving as President of the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America. http://nancyjcohen.com
DATE: Saturday, April 19, 2014
TIME: 11:30—Social mingling; 12:00—Luncheon
PROGRAM: 1:00—Nancy J. Cohen, “Writing the Cozy Mystery”
PLACE: Doubletree by Hilton (formerly Deerfield Beach Hilton), 100 Fairway Drive, Deerfield Beach, 33441 (east at Hillsboro Blvd exit from I-95.)
COST: $25 for MWA members; $30 for non-members. Please note that those who do not reserve and prepay will pay $5 extra at the door, and be seated only if space is available.
RESERVATIONS/PREPAYMENT: To reserve and pay through PayPal, visit the Chapter website http://www.mwaflorida.org/meetingspage.htm, fill out the “Sign up for Luncheon meeting,” and click the “Pay Now” PayPal button.
To reserve and pay via mail: email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "MWA April Meeting" to reserve a spot. In the body of the email, please include your name, the name of any guest you have invited, your email address, and telephone number. Then write your check or money order payable to “Mystery Writers of America/Florida Chapter'' and mail to Rick Wymer, 13900 Carlton Dr., Davie, FL 33330.
NEXT LUNCHEON IS SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014: Please save the date.