Monthly Archives: October 2016

What scares the Maine Crime Writers?

BOO! Scared you, right? Okay, maybe not. But it’s Halloween and there are a lot of scary things in this world. And we’re not even talking about politics. Ever wonder what scares the Maine Crime Writers? Let’s find out. MAUREEN … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: October 29-30, 2016

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, Monday’s post will be our annual Halloween Special. Then there will be posts by Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson (Tuesday), Maureen Milliken (Wednesday), Barb Ross(Thursday), and Dick Cass (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some … Continue reading

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The Joys of NaNoWriMo: You Have Permission to Suck

Kate Flora: A pretty provocative statement, yes? So I guess I should explain. Yesterday was a cold, rainy, miserable day and I was wrestling with a manuscript that felt like an octopus with a thousand legs. Or arms. Or both. I … Continue reading

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Double Gut Punch

John Clark looking at a couple recent young adult titles that exemplify how strongly the genre is addressing changes in the way teens look at the world, each other and their peers. If you’re my age or thereabouts, you probably … Continue reading

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Mystery Loves Company

Dorothy Cannell: A few weeks ago a friend from England came to visit and gave me, perhaps in hope of breakfast in bed, a page from The Times, Monday October 3, 2016 written by David Sanderson under the headline “And Then … Continue reading

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Character Building

Vaughn Hardacker here: One of the things that will turn me off on a book is Tom Swift style characters, you know the hero who excels at everything they have ever done. You know The Great Leslie Gallant character of the … Continue reading

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My First Bouchercon

Happy October, all! Bruce Robert Coffin here, sharing my latest travel news. Well it’s over, my very first Bouchercon Mystery Writer’s conference. And what a conference it was! Over two thousand like minded individuals, comprised of writers, agents, publishers, and … Continue reading

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