Author Archives: mainecrimewriters

We Don’t Get to Make It Up?

Kate Flora: I have always cautioned against the belief some writers hold that they should only write when they are inspired. Oh, I love inspiration as much as anyone. Who does not love to be in those moments when the … Continue reading

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Curing Those February Writer’s Blues

Kate Flora: February is the month when I always used to go crazy. Not dangerously crazy, just irritable, grumpy, jumpy, restless, annoyed with cold and snow and being indoors crazy. Immersing myself in the writer’s life has rescued me from … Continue reading

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Dorothy Cannell: I was sitting at an airport waiting for my connecting flight when I heard the person in the seat beside me talking directly into my ear.  That’s how it sounded, although when I looked up I saw it was … Continue reading

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Where Do You Find Inspiration?

Kate Flora: I am just back from a vacation in Patagonia, where my fellow travelers, having learned that I’m a crime writer, kept asking if there was a plot emerging from the personalities and adventures on our trip. After years of … Continue reading

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From A Maine Bookseller’s Perspective

Paula Keeney, co-owner of Mainely Murders Bookstore in Kennebunk, is a strong supporter of Maine Crime Writers. She occasionally weighs in from her vantage point of bookseller. “This bookstore is my dream job.” We hear it—or some variety of that—almost … Continue reading

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A Wintry Mix – Of Words

 Kate Flora: Oops! There I was, settling in to watch Episode Two of the new True Detective when suddenly my iPad went “ding!” and there was the reminder. Blog for MCW tomorrow. Thought I’d done that. It was definitely on … Continue reading

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Let Me Share Some Bad Advice

Kate Flora: As we enter another writing year, and may be making New Year’s resolutions which include finally writing that book you’ve always dreamed of writing, I am here to help you along on your journey, by sharing pieces of advice … Continue reading

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