Tag Archives: Barbara Ross

MAKING STORY CHARACTERS REAL

Susan Vaughan here. I recently spoke to a group at the Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor, Maine, about the “anatomy” of a novel. The talk was aimed at readers, not writers. So often readers ask how writers come up … Continue reading

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One for the Books

One for the Books Bruce Robert Coffin here, waxing nostalgic. The third annual Maine Crime Wave has passed into the history books. Sponsored by the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, this year’s conference, held at the University of Southern Maine’s … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day

Bruce Robert Coffin here at the helm of Maine Crime Writers, wishing all of you a very happy Groundhog Day. Hopefully, Punxsutawney Phil, that most celebrated of weather prognosticators, will see nary a hint of his shadow today, that we … Continue reading

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Books I’ve Read Recently

Happy January! Unlike several of my Maine Crime Writers colleagues who’ve escaped to other climes, I’m still in Maine. Yes, it’s cold, on many days. Yes, there’s been snow on the ground for a month now — although very little, compared … Continue reading

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Back to the Old Home Town: Why is this plot device used so often?

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, today blogging about a topic that came up in the Q&A session after a panel I was part of not too long ago. The gist of the question was: why do so many cozy series … Continue reading

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