Monthly Archives: November 2016

Setting and How It Affects Characters

Vaughn C. Hardacker here: This July my fourth thriller will be released by Skyhorse Publishing. The novel, WENDIGO, takes place entirely in the north Maine woods during the midwinter months of January and February. As I was writing the novel I … Continue reading

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Remember This Day

“Remember this day.” That was Paul Doiron’s advice to me the day I received the very first paperback copies of my debut novel. It was Saturday morning and the sun was shining and the temperature was nearing eighty as I loaded my … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: November 19-20, 2016

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will be posts by Bruce Coffin (Monday) Vaughn Hardacker (Tuesday), Dorothy Cannell (Wednesday), and Barb Ross (Friday), with a special Thanksgiving Day post on Thursday. In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some … Continue reading

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The Best Medicine

Jessie: Feeling pensive. Recently, I attended the New England Crime Bake. Every time I am in the midst of a group of writers it, not surprisingly, makes me think about what started it all in the first place. I’m not … Continue reading

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An Animal Rescue Story

Given the charged political climate and the fact that I’m still not quite recovered from the post-election catatonia I was plunged into after last Tuesday, I thought this month a little change of pace might be in order. As anyone … Continue reading

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Crime Bake Report

Brenda Buchanan here, two days after returning from the ‘Bake, grateful I had the opportunity to spend last weekend hanging out with a bunch of my crime writing pals. For the uninitiated, the ‘Bake is shorthand for the New England Crime Bake, an … Continue reading

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Write What You Want To Know

One of the basic rules for authors is to “write what you know.” That rule makes sense. I often write about the State of Maine, which I know and love. In my Shadows Antique Print Mystery series my protagonist, Maggie Summer, … Continue reading

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