Monthly Archives: January 2013

MWPA and “Thrillers From A to Z”

James Hayman:  This winter I’ll be leading a six part workshop titled “Thrillers From A to Z” that’s designed to guide six to ten beginning and intermediate writers through the difficult and sometimes excruciating process of writing and hopefully publishing … Continue reading

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The “Ells” of Maine

I’m Lea Wait, and, yes, my house has an ell. If you’re from, or know, Maine or northern New England, that will come as no surprise to you. But several times I’ve mentioned ells in my books set in Maine (I … Continue reading

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Who’d Have Your Back?

John Clark here for what I hope will be a fun group post. Back in the mists of antiquity, when Little Egypt was a mere slip of a girl and bikinis had yet to be invented (well at least ten years … Continue reading

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What They’re Reading at Mount View High School

                        I had the pleasure on Thursday of winding my way across snowy roads from Camden up through Hope, Searsmont, Liberty, Belmont, and a whole host of other small … Continue reading

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TV Commercials as Inspiration

I can see you scratching your heads as you read that title. Inspiration from television commercials? Surely you jest! But the truth of the matter is that the strangest things can spark an “ah-ha!” moment. Sometimes the idea is a … Continue reading

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Me and Travis McGee

Hey all. Gerry Boyle here. The other day I’m chatting with the good people at the library in Scarborough, Maine, when I get the question, “Who are your influences?” I cut to the chase and tell them: “John D. MacDonald … Continue reading

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Even When You Build the Road, You May Need a Map

Kate Flora, here, writing this from San Francisco, where I’m settled in a flat that belonged to the late writer Oakley Hall, on a funny little pedestrian lane on Russian Hill, looking across the city at Coit Tower and the … Continue reading

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