Tag Archives: Maine Crime Writers

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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Is a MacGuffin Something? Or Nothing?

Susan Vaughan here. In fiction, a MacGuffin, sometimes written McGuffin or maguffin, is a plot device in the form of some goal, desired object, or other motivator that the protagonist and often others pursue. For storytellers as far back as ancient … Continue reading

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In Your Opinion . . .

Kate Flora here, filling in for Dorothy Cannell. For those of you who are regulars, you know that this blog is an eclectic mix of writing, author news, exploring our various parts of Maine, food, fun, and whatever else we … Continue reading

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How did I spend my summer? On the awesome Maine author tour.

How did I spend my summer vacation? Book touring, of course! Earlier this summer (and are there any sadder words?), my Maine Crime Writer colleague Kate Flora wrote about touring Maine for author events, and all the neat places it … Continue reading

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A Day in Westbrook

Welcome to my hometown of Westbrook, Maine. I grew up here, live here with my wife, Erica, our three children, Morgan, Shannon and Maura, and the world’s  most pathetic dog and my own personal stalker, Chocolate Chip. I have served … Continue reading

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