Monthly Archives: March 2016

Written with Permission

Bruce Robert Coffin here, introducing a debut guest blogger to Maine Crime Writers. Peter Murray is a friend, fellow retired cop, and fellow writer (although he cringes each time I call him that). Pete is also a tremendously talented chef. As … Continue reading

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Magical Thinking

John Clark here. As a writer, particularly one who incorporates fantasy into much of my work, coming up with innovative and imaginative gadgets and spells is an important tool of the trade and, quite honestly, a fun one. It’s one … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: March 26-27, 2016

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by John Clark (Monday), Jessie Crockett (Tuesday), special guest Peter Murray (Wednesday), a special group post (Thursday), and Maureen Milliken (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some … Continue reading

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I’m Just A Girl Who Can’t Say No

Kate Flora: Lest you get the impression that I am on vacation in Florida this month, I thought I’d share some of my poolside reading. There’s In Defense of Self and Others: Issues, Facts & Fallacies – The Realities of … Continue reading

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How to read a mystery novel

By Maureen Milliken One of the surprising things I’ve found since my first mystery novel was published last year is that there are people who don’t read mysteries. I guess it shouldn’t surprise me. There are genres I don’t read. But … Continue reading

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My Father’s Grin

Every writer I knows who has a dedicated working space has furnished it. This piece came out of a challenge prompt from Tim O’Brien’s writing. What do you carry on your daily sojourns? My Father’s Grin Like all people who … Continue reading

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Popular History: You Can’t Judge a Book by its Publisher

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, offering a few observations based on having read (or at least skimmed) just about every nonfiction book on Tudor history and most Tudor biographies that have come out in the last 40 years in search … Continue reading

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