Tag Archives: mystery writing

Meet Maine Literary Award Winner Brendan Rielly

Today we’re pleased to introduce Brendan Rielly, who is the winner of the 2016 Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction, to discuss his debut work, An Unbeaten Man. Q. Tell us about The Unbeaten Man. The Unbeaten Man features a Bowdoin … Continue reading

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Mystery writers: truly a community, and the best kind

OK, Maine Crime Writers fans, the mystery of the missing blog post has been solved. Because here it is. Sorry it’s a little late today. OK, a lot late. But you know what I DID do today? I signed up … Continue reading

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Have I Been Looking At Things Backwards?

Vaughn Hardacker here: In 2002 I realized that there was more to writing than just sitting down and putting words onto a page. I had to learn the craft. One of the first things I learned was that every story, … Continue reading

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How to read a mystery novel

By Maureen Milliken One of the surprising things I’ve found since my first mystery novel was published last year is that there are people who don’t read mysteries. I guess it shouldn’t surprise me. There are genres I don’t read. But … Continue reading

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Do You Suffer From Postnovel Depression?

Vaughn C. Hardacker here: I just finished the rewrite of a novel and sent it off to my editor. Now I find myself deep in the doldrums of what I call Postnovel Depression. The closest thing I can equate it … Continue reading

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