Posted 135 Days Ago Job ID: 1866029 18 quotes received

Seeking Cozy Mystery Writers

Fixed PriceUnder $250
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  Send before: March 01, 2024

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I am looking to hire a cozy mystery storyteller and creative writer in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, or Puerto Rico to write high-quality 10K word cozy mystery stories for my blog.


I am looking for content similar to what you would find in a book like this one: (this link is only for reference to provide you an idea of what type of writing we are looking for).


I am ONLY looking for unique original content, and will not accept or pay for any writing that is plagiarized or stolen from other sources, including the book we listed above. We check all submissions.


Viable candidates will be native English speakers and have background in English spelling/punctuation/grammar. Here are the qualities that the writer who wins this bid will have:

  • Skilled at mystery plotting and enjoys planting clues
  • Skilled at character and conflict development that engages readers
  • Expert use of cliffhangers that keep readers wanting more
  • Ability to write humorous scenes and dialogue
  • Loves creating strong, independent female characters (of all ages)
  • Understands the concept of ‘book modeling’
  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to meet all project deadlines


I give my writers space to promote imagination/creativity in the writing process. If the quality of your writing is good, I'm also looking for creative mystery writers who are willing to have a long-term business relationship. Special consideration will be given to writers who have previous experience writing cozy mystery. Please include the words “Red Herring” in your proposal to be considered.


I need this project completed quickly (so please state how long it will take you to plot and write the story)


Requirements for this project:

  1. Final document must be in Word format
  2. Using 12pt Times New Roman font, 1.5 line spacing, and 0.5 paragraph indentions (first line)
  3. Writer must provide a blurb/description of the story that will entice readers


I am currently looking to pay $125 per 10k words. Please provide writing samples that reflect your mystery-writing skills (Samples that are strictly Romance will not be accepted). If you are a mystery writer but haven't written cozy mystery, please research cozy mystery before you apply to make sure this project is a good fit for you AND so you understand the genre requirements and what cozy mystery lovers enjoy reading. I will ask questions to gauge your understanding of the genre during the interview selection process.



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Andrea C United States