Author Archives: mainecrimewriters

A Vocabulary for Fall

Kate Flora: Years ago, my mother’s Christmas gift to me—still a lawyer aspiring to be a writer—a copy of Rodale’s Synonym Finder. Over the years, as I transitioned from lawyer to writer, that book has always lived beside my desk, … Continue reading

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Taking a Trip Down Memory Lane

Kate Flora: It was one of those days–the days when a blog post is due and my brain felt empty. I started a post. Trashed it. Started another and it was boring. I got up and prowled around my office, which … Continue reading

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Our Maine Summer Update

Today, Maine Crime Writers share a photo or two of what we’ve been up to this summer. If you feel like, we’d enjoy it if you would share some of your Maine photos as well. If you aren’t in Maine … Continue reading

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Painting the Story with Words

Such is the strength of art, rough things to shape. James Howell Sculpture and painting have the effect of teaching us manners and abolishing hurry. Ralph Waldo Emerson As artists, we belong to an ancient and holy tribe. We are … Continue reading

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Notes from a Sabbatical

Kate Flora: When I first announced that I was thinking of taking a sabbatical from writing, not only were my friends skeptical, but I was. It was more of a joke than a reality—a declaration of restlessness and surprise at … Continue reading

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What Maine Authors are Up To

Today, we’re getting together to give you a group update on what we’re writing or what we’ve recently written. All in one place so you can update your TBR list with books you’ve missed or get excited about the new … Continue reading

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What the Writers are Reading

Today we’re sharing some of the books we are reading this summer–for fun, for research, for cooking, for keeping up with fellow/sister authors. Here are the books we are reading and we would love it if you would chime in … Continue reading

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The Intriguing Prospect of Leisure

Kate Flora: Apologies for getting to this post so late in the day. For the past week, I’ve been contemplating the possibility of a sabbatical from writing and it seems even contemplating stepping back from the keyboard, and creation, is making … Continue reading

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A Virulent Case of Blogger’s Block?

Kate Flora: There must be a thing called “Blogger’s Block” because I’ve spent the last several hours trying to write a post about Maine poets and poetry and it refuses to come together. Maybe later in the summer, when I’ve … Continue reading

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Sharing Our Favorite Places

Hello, Friends. Today we are sharing some of our favorite Maine places–the where and the why. Hope you will enjoy these insights in to places those who live and write in Maine consider special. Kate Flora: I’ve blogged about this place … Continue reading

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