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What Do You Know About Rhubarb?

Kate Flora: I’ve been busy in the gardens, weeding, rearranging plants, and evicting invasives, so today I thought I would share one of my late mother, A. Carman Clark’s, columns with rhubarb lore and recipes. This was originally a column in … Continue reading

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The Hardest Part of Writing – MCW Authors Discuss

Today, we’re getting together as a group to discuss which aspects of the writing process are hardest. For different writers, different parts of the process are most challenging. For some, it is plotting, for others crafting memorable characters, and for … Continue reading

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So Joe Burgess Tries To Go On Vacation – – –

Kate Flora: I was sitting here, taking a break from the book that still won’t tell me what it’s about, and watching heavy snow flatten my gorgeous daffodils when suddenly I realized: Wait! I’m supposed to be blogging today. Oh dear. … Continue reading

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Crime Writers in Maine Libraries

Today we’re celebrating National Library Week by sharing some of our photos, and adventures, of events in Maine libraries. As our librarians know, libraries are writers’ favorite places, and we’ve been lucky enough to be invited to many of them … Continue reading

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So What is the Book About?

Kate Flora: Something I have learned from more than thirty years at the keyboard is that my writing process is always evolving. It is also different for every book. When I wrote my first book—A Matter of the Will—which is … Continue reading

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Knowing a Place

Today, we have a guest post from Detective Jason Allison, NYPD retired. A New Yorker transplanted to New England, he’s writing today about developing a sense of place. Bronx born and raised, Jason Allison spent two decades with the New … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead for Maine Crime Writers?

Today we’re sharing news of upcoming publications and works in progress so you can keep up with the writers and characters you love. Kate Flora: It’s kind of a mystery to me, since the fate of my stories lies in the … Continue reading

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What’s Different? The Challenge of Paying Attention

Kate Flora: I’ve written about this before, but being in a new place reminds me again of how important it is for writers to be attuned to our surroundings. As we’ve done for several years, we are spending the month … Continue reading

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And Then I Ran Away . . .

Kate Flora: With a bit of trepidation about Florida’s covid practices (and masking) and with only one Moderna shot for protection, last week Ken and I loaded up the car with shorts and tee shirts and our laptops and flip-flops, and … Continue reading

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The Best and the Worst: Advice for Writers

Kate Flora: Recently, I asked my fellow Maine crime writers, and some of my writer friends on Facebook, to share the best writing advice they’ve ever gotten, and the worst. It was a fascinating query, and here are some of the … Continue reading

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