Weekend Update: June 14-15, 2014

fallsbooks1Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Jayne Hitchcock (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 regularly at Maine Crime Writers:

Barb Ross: I’ll be at the Worcester Public Library in Worcester, MA with Gary Braver at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, June 17, and at Bestsellers Cafe in Medford, MA with Liz Mugavero and Edith Maxwell at 6:00 pm on Thursday, June 19. For a full list of my appearances, click here.


An invitation to readers of this blog: Do you have news relating to Maine, Crime, or Writing? We’d love to hear from you. Just comment below to share.

And a reminder: If your library, school, or organization is looking for a speaker, we are often available to talk about the writing process, research, where we get our ideas, and other mysteries of the business. Contact Kate Flora: kateflora@gmail.com


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2 Responses to Weekend Update: June 14-15, 2014

  1. Brittany says:

    First of all I would like to say superb blog! I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if you don’t mind.
    I was interested to know how you center yourself and clear your mind before writing.
    I’ve had trouble clearing my mind in getting my ideas out.
    I do enjoy writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes tend to
    be lost just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or hints?
    Thank you!

    • Hi, Brittany,
      You left a comment and a question at MaineCrimeWriters.com today (July 10) asking about ways to clear your mind in order to begin writing. I don’t have an easy answer for you. I’m usually in one of two states when I start writing for the day. Either I’m barely awake, in which case there’s nothing there to clear away, or else I’ve been thinking about what comes next ever since the previous day’s writing session and am more than ready to get going on it.

      That said, I think this would make a great topic for a future blog, so I wanted to thank you for the idea. It may be awhile before it turns up online, since there are thirteen of us contributing to MCW and most of us post only once or twice a month, but I’ll be sure to let you know when it’s scheduled. Meanwhile, hang in there. It’s really okay if it takes a little time to get going at the beginning of your writing day, just as long as you get started eventually and then stick with it.


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