Monthly Archives: May 2017

Will Illness Change a Relationship? Yes — and No

Lea Wait, here. On February 1 of last year I wrote on this site about the stroke my husband, Bob Thomas, had suffered the week before. I didn’t mention that we’d also just found out he had other medical issues: congestive heart failure and COPD/Emphysema. And … Continue reading

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Beta Readers: Where to Find Them, How to Use Them, and Why You Need Them

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about my own writing process, as I slog away on the next Flint K-9 Search and Rescue novel. One of the most important parts of that process is one I actually have very little … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: May 20-21, 2017

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will be posts by Jen Blood (Monday), Lea Wait (Tuesday), Joe Souza (Wednesday), Jessie Crockett (Thursday), and Kate Flora (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly … Continue reading

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What Platform Do You Write On?

I am nearing the completion of a novel in a new series and my desktop computer crashed (not to worry, I worked in hi-tech for more than thirty years and I leave nothing of any importance on a hard drive) … Continue reading

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All in a Day’s Drive

Dorothy Cannell: Had a wonderful Malice Domestic spending time with old friends and hopefully making new ones.  My husband Julian and I set off in the car 5 AM on Thursday, April 27th.  We always leave at that inhumane hour so … Continue reading

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A Shout-Out and Thoughts on a New Trend

John Clark congratulating Brian Katcher on his new book Deacon Locke Went To Prom. This is his fifth book and combines funny with emotional. In addition to writing, Brian is a school librarian in Missouri. Here’s a brief description” “Promposals … Continue reading

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Susan Vaughan here. I recently spoke to a group at the Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor, Maine, about the “anatomy” of a novel. The talk was aimed at readers, not writers. So often readers ask how writers come up … Continue reading

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