Monthly Archives: September 2015

Cooking Up a Good Villain

Kate Flora: Yes. You read that right. I’ve often written here, and elsewhere, about the importance of taking chances and how chance taking can have a surprisingly positive effect on writing and a writer’s career. Sometimes, as in the creation … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Life, getting published and the secret to achieving it

Hi all, Maureen Milliken here, comtemplating The Writer’s Life. Yes, I know I put that in caps. That’s because it’s the name of a Thomas College class I’ve been asked to be a guest speaker at in a couple weeks. … Continue reading

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Visiting Your Story’s Location

Lea Wait, here. At a recent mystery conference I spoke on a panel titled “Research.”  While I was preparing notes on that topic I asked my Facebook friends what they’d be interested in knowing about research. Amy Reade asked, “Do you … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: September 26-27, 2015

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Lea Wait (Monday) Maureen Milliken (Tuesday), a mystery guest (Wednesday), Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson (Thursday) and Barb Ross (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Literary Coward

John Clark being completely honest about my fear of publishing today. I’ve been writing for at least twenty years, covering numerous categories and styles. I’ve written for professional publications in the library and social sciences field, contributed to a book … Continue reading

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No Regrets

Jessie: In neighboring New Hampshire searching for wool socks. Two mornings ago my son had to scrape frost off his car before driving to school. Last Friday a friend brought me a ripe pumpkin she grew in her back field. … Continue reading

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Makes Me Want to Kick the Cat

Kate Flora: It’s a darn good thing I don’t write cozy mysteries, starting out with a title like that, right? Well, as another presenter at Murder by the Book this weekend put it, I write medium boiled mysteries in my … Continue reading

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