Opal Writers Magazine December 2022

What’s Coming in the December 2022 Issue

Here's what's coming in the December Opal Writers Magazine: articles on the craft of writing, fiction, local books, and more. Author of the Month: Naomi P. Lane ( Letters From My Dead Sister) Naomi is a local Nanaimo, BC author ♥ See our new Book Catalogue featuring local authors ♥ Subscribe to the Opal Writers …

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Do You Want to Write a Cozy Mystery?

I just finished writing cozy mystery #18, so let me try and answer this. But first the question, what is a cozy? A cozy is a mystery with certain ingredients. First of course, there’s the protagonist who must be an amateur. This amateur often has friends who are law enforcement of some kind, but they …

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Get Ready for Your Next Writers’ Conference

If you’re thinking of attending a convention, conference, or festival next year, now’s the time to start your research. It’s best to register as soon as you can to get Early Bird rates and heads-up emails about opportunities at the event.

Writing Internal Conflict

In fiction, capturing internal conflict is key to creating vibrant and believable characters.