Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Writer

By James Hayman One of my favorite films from the 60’s is Tony Richardson’s The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner starring a very young Tom Courtenay.  The film is based on a short story by Alan Sillitoe who also … Continue reading

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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Winslow Homer?

Lea Wait, here.  Shadows of a Down East Summer,  the most recent in my contemporary Shadows Antique Print Mystery series, has a surprise character:  Lea Wait’s Shadows of a Down East Summer   Winslow Homer.  Just for fun, see how you do … Continue reading

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Dodging a Bullet?

Hi, it’s Sarah Graves writing from Eastport, Maine just after noon on Sunday. We’ve had a few torrential downpours from Irene’s outer bands, but so far no big wind. I hope our agility in dodging the hurricane bullet continues, but … Continue reading

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Maine Crime Writers: Vicki Doudera

Maine Crime Writers’ own Vicki Doudera is a million-dollar broker with a busy coastal firm handling luxury real estate. She is the author of nonfiction books on real estate relocation, and of the Darby Farr Mystery Series—A House to Die … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene, Hurricane Harbor, and Me

Vicki here. As Hurricane Irene whirls its way up the coast to Maine, I find myself hunkering down and pondering how these powerful storms have influenced literature throughout the years, from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, to Longfellow’s The Wreck of the Hesperus, to … Continue reading

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The Energizing Power of the Writers’ Conference

by Kaitlyn Dunnett I enjoy going to writers’ conferences and fan conventions. I attend Malice Domestic almost every year and go to Bouchercon, the largest mystery fan convention, fairly regularly. I’ve always been particularly fond of the smaller mystery gatherings. … Continue reading

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Your book, in 2 minutes or less

Gerry here, thinking about thinking visually. How it’s different from thinking verbally. Pictures not words. Words are our lifeblood, us writers. We create people, settings, landscapes all through the power of the carefully chosen word. We hope that what the … Continue reading

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