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SUMMERTIME AND I HAVEN”T WRITTEN SQUAT!!!

I’m sitting here listening to Eddie Cochran sing his 1958 hit SUMMERTIME BLUES Paul’s video jukebox (http://www.1959bhsmustangs.com/VideoJukebox.htm#) on my PC and when I hear the lyric “You can’t have the car because you didn’t work a lick” I realize that I … Continue reading

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HANDS UP! GIMME ALL YOUR…

Not a holdup, but hands up and shoulders back and keep moving! I posted this a year ago, but it received such interest and more people have asked me about it, so here we go. Because of years of back … Continue reading

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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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