Category Archives: Brenda’s Posts

Dreaming About What’s Next

By Brenda Buchanan I can make stuff up all day long sitting in front of this keyboard, but at night, my dreams are as literal as literal gets. One recent night—hours after finishing a major (but by no means final) revision to the … Continue reading

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Crime Bake Report

Brenda Buchanan here, two days after returning from the ‘Bake, grateful I had the opportunity to spend last weekend hanging out with a bunch of my crime writing pals. For the uninitiated, the ‘Bake is shorthand for the New England Crime Bake, an … Continue reading

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Sights and Sounds of Autumn in Maine

By Brenda Buchanan The turning of the leaves took us by surprise this year. After a long summer spent watering the garden we had modest hopes. Too dry for good color, we thought. Wait ‘til next year. (Yes, Red Sox … Continue reading

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Beta Love

By Brenda Buchanan There comes a time in every writer’s life when she needs to back away from the keyboard and ask for help. For me, this moment comes when I’m so close to my story that I can’t separate … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Elaine

It was a sultry August night in a small Maine town. A lazy breeze barely flirted with the humidity. It was too damn hot to cook. Having showered off the grit and salt accumulated during a hike followed by a swim in the cold Atlantic, … Continue reading

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