Monthly Archives: April 2012

PTSD: A Frightening Possibility

Jim Hayman:  As I wrote in a recent blog, one of the major characters in my last thriller, The Chill of Night, was a young woman named Abby Quinn who was suffering from schizophrenia. I don’t know whether or not … Continue reading

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Writer’s Lunch – Seven Writing Exercises You Can Do At Lunch

It’s one of those crazy weeks when everyone at MCW is racing off somewhere, too busy for our Sunday group blog, so here, instead, is a new offering: The Once A Month Writing Tips Sunday. We inaugurate this feature with … Continue reading

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Are Guns Really Us?

Lea Wait here. And, for the record, in case the rest of this post leaves anyone in the dark, I am not a member of the National Rifle Association. At one point in my life I would have said I … Continue reading

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Maine, The Most Peaceful State

Vicki Doudera here. Today I’m headed to Bethesda to join many of my fellow traditional mystery writers at the Malice Domestic conference. From there, I’ll squish in a car with a few other writers and head to Oakmont, Pennsylvania, for … Continue reading

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A Sign of Spring: Malice Domestic

No, this isn’t a post about domestic violence that happens during mud season. Other posts here lately have talked about spring in Maine and that got me thinking about my personal list of “signs of spring.” Of course, we all … Continue reading

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Ayla Reynolds: A Mystery Without End

Hey all. Gerry Boyle here. And I’ve got to say up front that I’d told myself I wasn’t going to write anything more about the Ayla Reynolds case until something happened. I can’t wait that long. Ayla is the toddler … Continue reading

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Guilty Confession

Kate here, on a rainy Monday, reporting on illicit pleasures. Periodically, because writers are supposed to craft credible characters who live in the real world, I tear my eyes from the screen, pull myself away from this chair, and take … Continue reading

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