Category Archives: Vaughn’s Posts

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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HOW AROOSTOOK COUNTY VETERANS TOOK ON THE VA—And WON!

Last year the Marine Corps League Detachment in which I am the second in command (officially the Senior Vice-Commandant) in conjunction with Cary Medical Center in Caribou began a quest. We wanted to establish two things: (1) an advisory committee … Continue reading

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Time To Move On

On December 2, I embarked on a trip that would affect me more than I ever realized. My sister-in-law asked me to go to Orlando, Florida and bring back her late son’s car. I agreed and decided to drive down … Continue reading

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Setting and How It Affects Characters

Vaughn C. Hardacker here: This July my fourth thriller will be released by Skyhorse Publishing. The novel,¬†WENDIGO, takes place entirely in the north Maine woods during the midwinter months of January and February. As I was writing the novel I … Continue reading

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Character Building

Vaughn Hardacker here: One of the things that will turn me off on a book is Tom Swift style characters, you know the hero who excels at everything they have ever done. You know The Great Leslie Gallant¬†character of the … Continue reading

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