Monthly Archives: January 2015

Weekend Update: January 31-February 1, 2015

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by John Clark (Monday), Sarah Graves (Tuesday), Kathy Lynn Emerson/Kaitlyn Dunnett (Wednesday), Vicki Doudera (Thursday), and Lea Wait (Friday). It’s a slow weekend in the news department, possibly because there’s … Continue reading

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Patience and Hard Work Beat a Punch to the Head

By Al Lamanda Before I became old and wise, I was an impatient and brash young man. (Yes, it’s true, I was once young, and no, Teddy Roosevelt wasn’t in The White House at the time.) I was fresh out … Continue reading

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Vaughn Hardacker here: I wanted to start 2015 off on an uplifting note. I came across this list on ( and felt it was my God-appointed duty to pass it on to the world. Actual analogies and metaphors found … Continue reading

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Toward Unconscious Competence?

Hi. Barb here, still in sunny Key West. (Don’t hate me.) I’m in the muddle in the middle of the first draft of my next Maine Clambake Mystery, Fogged Inn. And my general muddle at this point has me pondering … Continue reading

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Want a Scary Day Job?

Vicki Doudera here.  I’m traveling this week and so am recycling a column from three years ago about my double life.  Enjoy! Last week I was telling a woman about my murder mystery series, and she shivered and asked me … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: January 24-25, 2015

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Vicki Doudera (Monday), Barb Ross (Tuesday), Vaughn Hardacker (Wednesday), and Kate Flora (Friday) with a special guest on Thursday. In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of … Continue reading

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Marketing and Competitive Reseach Before You Write? Oh, Yes.

Lea Wait, here. Many of you know that my new mystery series (Mainely Needlepoint) has just debuted with TWISTED THREADS. Traditional publishing being what it is, I’ve already finished the second book in the series(THREADS OF EVIDENCE), which is in the middle … Continue reading

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