Weekend Update: February 20-21, 2021

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Maureen Milliken (Monday), Dick Cass (Tuesday), Darcy Scott (Thursday) and Sandra Neily (Friday).

In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly at Maine Crime Writers:

The winner of a copy of The Corpse in the Compost is a commenter known as Chickadee04287. If you would like to send us your name and mailing address, the book will find its way to you. Thanks for commenting. We enjoy the interaction.


While we are all still masked and isolated, there is hope that someday soon we will gather in person. But whether in person or via Zoom or another medium, Maine crime writers are available to do programs for your library or your organization or school. Popular ones that allow a lot of reader interaction are our Making a Mystery program and Casting Call: How we find out characters. Please let us know using the contact below if you’d be interested in a program.

In Making a Mystery, the audience suggests character names, occupations, location of the crime, the weapon, and the motive, and the panel uses that to create an on the fly mystery. In Casting Call: How writers staff their stories, we use audience suggestions to show how we develop our characters and give them the attributes they need for their roles in the story.

An invitation to readers of this blog: Do you have news relating to Maine, Crime, or Writing? We’d love to hear from you. Just comment below to share.


And a reminder: If your library, school, or organization is looking for a speaker, we are often available to talk about the writing process, research, where we get our ideas, and other mysteries of the business. We also do programs on Zoom. Contact Kate Flora


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1 Response to Weekend Update: February 20-21, 2021

  1. My name is Marsha Hinton (writer@marshahinton.com.) I’m fleshing out an idea for a new podcast series I’m calling Shamus. I already produce Restless Shores, A Podcast Soap Opera (see news and reviews at https://restless-shores.com/news-and-reviews/) I was wondering if any of you have any experience with scriptwriting and the noir/hardboiled detective genre? I lost my funding source last year, so this would be a non-paying gig.

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