Author Archives: Vaughn Hardacker

About Vaughn Hardacker

Vaughn Hardacker is the author of three published crime/thriller novels,(SNIPER, THE FISHERMAN, and THE BLACK ORCHID) published by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. His fourth and newest novel (WENDIGO) is available through most online book sellers. His fifth (MY BROTHER'S KEEPER--the second installment in the Ed Traynor series) is under contract for future publication. He is a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps and served in Vietnam. He lives in Stockholm, Maine where he is busy on his next crime thriller.

Grand Argument Stories

What is storytelling? Simply put it is a means of communication. So if we are to discuss storytelling we must first understand what is meant by communication. The process of communication requires at least two parties: the originator and the … Continue reading

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What Platform Do You Write On?

I am nearing the completion of a novel in a new series and my desktop computer crashed (not to worry, I worked in hi-tech for more than thirty years and I leave nothing of any importance on a hard drive) … Continue reading

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How Do You Proofread?

Last month I received the advance reader copy of my novel, WENDIGO, slated for release on July 17 (or earlier depending on what Amazon does–more on that in a future blog) as well as the .pdf file for me to proofread. I … Continue reading

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Is The 1st Amendment In Jeopardy?

After reading Lea’s post of March 17, I have been giving a lot of thought to the question: “Where do you get your ideas?” We always respond that there are many sources from the media to our life experiences. It … Continue reading

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Social Media for Writers

For the past few years when asked for marketing or PR assistance from my publisher and (yes) my former agent , “Use social media,” seems to be the mantra. I fully understand the importance of Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Of … Continue reading

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