Monthly Archives: February 2014

Goodreads for Writers

Hi. Barb here. Talking about Goodreads. Goodreads is the well-know social media site for readers, purchased by Amazon in March of 2013. It’s a great way to shelve and rate books as you read them, to keep track of books … Continue reading

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Can a Writer Retire?

Philip Roth, long one of my favorite writers, recently announced his retirement. In his apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side there’s reportedly a post-it note stuck on his computer screen that says, “The struggle with writing is over.” But how … Continue reading

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Rambling Musings on the Mistakes I’ve Made Along the Way to Being Published.

Al Lamanda:  You’ve sweated, stressed over, lost sleep because of, skipped meals, stood up friends and family, wrote, rewrote, gave up on, went back to, drank a bathtub amount of coffee over, and finally finished the book you started out to … Continue reading

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Editing … Killing Weasels and other Tweaks

I’m Lea Wait, and my mystery Tangled Threads is due March 1. Am I panicked? No, thank goodness. Am I finished writing? Well, the first ten or twenty drafts are done. The plot is as the plot will be, at … Continue reading

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MYSTERY AUTHOR GONE TO THE DOGS

Susan Vaughan here. It’s not yours truly gone to the dogs. I’ve never had more than one dog at a time, the current pup being a medium-size long-haired rescue named Sasha. I’m referring to David Rosenfelt, author of thrillers and … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: February 22-23, 2014

Next week at Maine Crime Writers we’ll be featuring posts from Susan Vaughan (Monday) Lea Wait (Tuesday), Al Lamanda (Wednesday), Jim Hayman (Thursday), and Barb Ross (Friday).  In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog … Continue reading

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My 2014 Epiphany

  Vicki Doudera here with you on this sleeting Friday in February.  What a wild winter it has been.  I love the fact that Spring is only ten days away (oops, wishful thinking – it’s 28 days away), but of … Continue reading

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