Monthly Archives: January 2014

No Time for the Fitbit

Kate Flora here, sitting at my desk with a pedometer clipped at my waist, trying to immerse myself in writing now that holidays and vacations are over. It isn’t easy. Those of us who listen to NPR or read the … Continue reading

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You’re Still Writing It and You’re Still Writing It Wrong

Our guest post today is from Lee Lofland, who writes The Graveyard Shift blog advising writers about police procedure and runs the amazingly successful (it sold out in 13 hours) Writer’s Police Academy. In this repost from his blog, his … Continue reading

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Why I Really Love Spaghetti Or Inspiration Comes From Where You Find It.

Al Lamanda: I’m a born and raised New York City boy used to tall buildings and cement backyard gardens. The great outdoors meant a walk through Central Park. So naturally it came as quite an adjustment when my wife and I … Continue reading

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Teasers and Making Your Drunks more realistic

John Clark Here: One of the oft quoted pieces of advice offered new writers is, “Write what you know.” That explains why many of my short stories and books feature librarians and sober drunks. I know these people pretty well. … Continue reading

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Key West Literary Seminar–Week Two

Hi. Barb here. I’ve been in Key West all month and was lucky enough to attend both weeks of the Key West Literary Seminar. The seminar is held annually in January and celebrates a different aspect of literature and writing … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: January 25-26, 2014

Next week at Maine Crime Writers we’ll be featuring posts from Barb Ross (Monday) John Clark (Tuesday), Special Guest Al Lamanda (Wednesday) and Kate Flora (Thursday), with a “mystery blog” on Friday, the last day of January. In the news … Continue reading

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  Susan Vaughan here. I bought my Kindle three years ago because it was the only way I could read some authors’ books. But I was quickly hooked by the ease of reading on the device and the speed of … Continue reading

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