Tag Archives: Susan Vaughan

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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Weekend Update: April 15-16, 2017

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will be posts by Susan Vaughan (Monday) John Clarke (Tuesday), Dorothy Cannell (Wednesday), Vaughn Hardacker (Thursday), and a guest post from Robin MacCready (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of … Continue reading

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Print vs E, Either-Or or And?

Susan Vaughan here. I posted this a few years ago, and am wondering if there’s still a debate. I bought my Kindle several years ago because it was the only way I could read some authors’ books. But I was quickly … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: March 11-12, 2017

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will be posts by Maureen Milliken (Monday) Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson (Tuesday), Susan Vaughan (Wednesday), John Clark (Thursday) and Lea Wait (Friday).   In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us … Continue reading

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VAGARIES OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Susan Vaughan here. Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day, but my topic is far from hearts and flowers. If you hate grammar, you have my permission to read no further. For this post is about changing and meandering usage and spelling in … Continue reading

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