Monthly Archives: April 2012

The (W)Rites of Spring

Kate Flora here, starting a conversation about how we crime writers deal with spring. For me, after a kind of “writing hibernation” in the winter, when I can spend hours at my desk, I emerge as the weather warms wanting … Continue reading

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Time to Shed the Fleece and Star Schmoozing: a guest blog by Brenda Buchanan

Julia Spencer-Fleming here, with a guest post by my friend, fellow law-school classmate, and writing aficionado Brenda Buchanan. Are you a writer – published or unpublished – living in Maine? Have you spent the winter bundled up in front of … Continue reading

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The Soundtrack of a Book

Paul Doiron here— If you are a reader of my personal blog, this won’t qualify as breaking news, but something very cool has happened in my life as a writer, and I’d like to share it. The Maine-based folk-rock group, The … Continue reading

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David Hockney by Barbara Ross

In 1975 at the end of a long post-college tour of Europe, I came around a corner in the Tate (now Tate London) and was stopped in my tracks by a painting. It grabbed my attention so aggressively; I literally … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis II: Becoming Abby Quinn

Jim Hayman:  (The following is a second take on a topic I first wrote about on this blog some months ago.) Like a lot of writers, one of the questions I get asked most often at readings and other public … Continue reading

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The Changing of the Seasons

Lea reporting. And, as Sarah might have mentioned yesterday — it’s Spring in Maine! But not exactly a normal Spring. This is the first April I remember that the trees on my road haven’t been posted with bright orange signs warning that no … Continue reading

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With An Axe

Hello again from Sarah Graves, who is thinking today about a science fiction writer named Barry Longyear. Barry was all the rage back when I was just a little twerp of a new writer. He was a fairly new writer then, … Continue reading

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