Monthly Archives: June 2017

Is it the Beer Responsible for Maine’s Twisted Criminal Minds?

“Ale, man, ale’s the stuff to drink for fellows whom it hurts to think.” A. E. Houseman I love beer. Good beer, in particular. Malty or hoppy, sour or citrusy, beer occupies a good deal of my thoughts. Craft beer … Continue reading

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Grand Argument Stories

What is storytelling? Simply put it is a means of communication. So if we are to discuss storytelling we must first understand what is meant by communication. The process of communication requires at least two parties: the originator and the … Continue reading

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On The Fly

Dorothy Cannell: I was stuck.  Absolutely no idea what to write for this month’s blog.  Usually something going on in my life will send up a little spark, and I’d think maybe I could get something that might be interesting or … Continue reading

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Nancy Drew in the Rear View Mirror

John Clark with a look at how YA female protagonists have changed as I look at three recently published books. For years, I’ve joked that Nancy Drew, but Tom was Swifter. That’s not so true in contemporary YA fiction. Take … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: June 17-18, 2017

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will be posts by John Clark (Monday), Dorothy Cannell (Tuesday), Vaughn Hardacker (Wednesday), Joe Souza (Thursday), and Jen Blood (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly … Continue reading

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Susan Vaughan here. In April the hubby and I spent ten days in Arizona. We hadn’t been out West in several years, so my friend and fellow author Linda Style’s invitation was a great opportunity to escape the forty-five rain-soaked … Continue reading

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Portland to Portland: You Can’t Get Here From There

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, writing with tongue (slightly) in cheek. Next week I’m headed for “the other Portland” to attend the semi-annual U. S. gathering of members of the Historical Novel Society. These conferences are always interesting. They are … Continue reading

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