Tag Archives: Susan Vaughan

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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Weekend Update: May 13-14, 2017

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will be posts by Maureen Milliken (Monday), Susan Vaughan (Tuesday), John Clark (Wednesday), Dorothy Cannell (Thursday), and Vaughn Hardacker (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly … 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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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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