Monthly Archives: April 2017

Mystery. It’s Everywhere.

Today’s guest at Maine Crime Writers is YA author Robin McCready, whose first mystery for teens (BURIED) won an Edgar and whose second, A LIE FOR A LIE,  was just published.  Welcome to Maine Crime Writers, Robin! I love rules and … Continue reading

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How Do You Proofread?

Last month I received the advance reader copy of my novel, WENDIGO, slated for release on July 17 (or earlier depending on what Amazon does–more on that in a future blog) as well as the .pdf file for me to proofread. I … Continue reading

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Murder, Marriage & Mysteries

Today, we welcome Maine writer Joe Souza as our guest to the blog: Joe Souza: The recent popularity of domestic thrillers in crime fiction begs the question: what exactly is a domestic thriller? More often than not it involves a crime … Continue reading

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Mass Booking in Hartland

Holli Baker woke up one morning two years ago with an idea. As president of the Hartland-St. Albans Lions Club, she had been working on coming up with a service project that could impact the area in new and significant … Continue reading

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Is a MacGuffin Something? Or Nothing?

Susan Vaughan here. In fiction, a MacGuffin, sometimes written McGuffin or maguffin, is a plot device in the form of some goal, desired object, or other motivator that the protagonist and often others pursue. For storytellers as far back as ancient … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: April 15-16, 2017

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will be posts by Susan Vaughan (Monday) John Clarke (Tuesday), Dorothy Cannell (Wednesday), Vaughn Hardacker (Thursday), and a guest post from Robin MacCready (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of … Continue reading

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Page Proofs—the final opportunity to change stuff

Several of us at Maine Crime Writers have been dealing with page proofs this month. What are page proofs, you ask? They are the pages of the book after they’ve been typeset. All revisions and copy edits have been incorporated, … Continue reading

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