Author Archives: mainecrimewriters

Can This Book Be Saved?

Kate Flora: As some of you aware, if you follow the blog, recently I’ve been conducting excavations in my files, looking at old manuscripts and remembering some of the adventures I had writing them. I have plenty of unpublished work. I … Continue reading

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You wonder where Maine writers work, don’t you?

With apologies for accidentally posting this on the wrong day…here we go again. Here are some snapshots of where we work. Our desks, our dining tables, our porches, and perhaps some surprises. Kate Flora: A few years back, we built a … Continue reading

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Lost in the Archives

Kate Flora: Later this week, we are giving you a tour of where we all work. I’ll include a photo of one of my desks. The neater one. The one where you can tell there’s wood beneath the paper. My other … Continue reading

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The Way We Talked

Dorothy Cannell: “Less is more.” I repeat this mantra to myself whenever I scoot around T.J. Maxx or Target pushing a cart that could hold a body with rigor mortis while besieged on all sides by displays of items any reasonable … Continue reading

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But We’re Really Spying on You

Kate Flora: Some years ago, I was speaking to a high school class about writing, and I was talking to them about how, as writers, we need to train ourselves to be observant. “You think you are here to watch me,” … Continue reading

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Maine Crime Writers Are Everywhere!

It’s summer in Maine, and we’re in libraries and bookstores, at author events, and also enjoying all that Maine has to offer. Here are some of the ways we are enjoying Maine this summer. Kate Flora: I’ve been at Books in … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Dog?

Kate Flora: One question that writers are frequently asked when we give book talks is for information about our process. Do we write every day? Do we outline? Do we know what’s going to happen before we start the book? … Continue reading

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