Author Archives: mainecrimewriters

Foggy Morning, Foggy Writer’s Brain

Kate Flora: It’s another foggy morning on the coast of Maine. The world is damp and gray and because it’s by the sea, still pretty to look at. The patterns on the water are silver and green and brown with … Continue reading

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“Where Would You Put The Body” Contest Winners

Well, folks, this is has been very difficult for the judges. It appears that our readers, as a group, have very creative–AND DARK–imaginations. We could have had many more winners, but finally had to choose. So here goes: First Place: … Continue reading

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Maine Crime Writers enter the Blogosphere

Today, July 6th, we celebrate ten years of blogging as Maine Crime Writers. The cast of characters is ever changing but the mission remains the same: to make readers aware of the talents and diversity of crime writers in Maine, … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Lunch: Seven writing exercises you can do at lunch

 Kate Flora: Rerunning a slightly tweaked version of a post I ran a few years ago. I really wanted to teach a writing class this summer. Alas, the kind of six week class I like to teach didn’t happen. Still, … Continue reading

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What Would You Put in Your Scent Museum?

Kate Flora: I started thinking about scents and how they connect to memory this morning after a conversation with the plumber. We were talking about living in Maine and he was recounting his different scent memories of summer on the Harpswell … Continue reading

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How Living in Maine Influences Our Writing

Today, we’re sharing some of the ways that living in Maine influences our writing. Weather? Agriculture? Farmer’s markets? The people, their stories and their character? Small town gossip that may know a family’s stories for generations? Those cell phone black … Continue reading

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Texting Bees and Other Tales from the Road

Kate Flora: Okay, so maybe the title is a bit misleading, but read on, and you will hear about texting and bees. In March, when we drive to Florida for a month, and during the months from April to October, … Continue reading

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Copycat Kate Looks Back at Maine Summer Jobs

Kate Flora: Hanging on Kaitlyn Dunnett’s coattails, I woke up this morning thinking about Maine summer past, and some of the jobs that I had. As many readers know, I grew up in Union (on Route 17 between Rockland/Camden and Augusta) … Continue reading

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Mystery and TV Tropes for Writers

Today our friends at Mainely Murders open for the season. https://mainelymurders.com A reminder that you can still enter last week’s Win a Book Wednesday by leaving a comment here. Winners will be announced in our weekend update. And while we … Continue reading

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It’s Win a Book Wednesday!

Kate Flora: Here with a belated good morning and a post about today’s book. Today, some lucky readers who leave a comment will win copies of Steal Away, the domestic suspense book I wrote as Katharine Clark. In my early years–those first published … Continue reading

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