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How to Outline Using the 3-Act Structure

Today’s blogger got bogged down (I almost wrote “Blogged down”) so since we’re all about craft as well as all things Maine, we’re sharing a post about story structure from our blogging alum, Jen Blood: Jen Blood: When I first started writing, … Continue reading

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Over the River and Through the Woods – MCW Thanksgiving Memories

Today we’re sharing Thanksgiving stories, photos, possibly even some recipes. Hope you enjoy, and have a happy holiday.   John Clark: I must have taken this one because I’m invisible. Thanksgiving has many memories, some bad, most good. When I … Continue reading

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Coloring The World With Words

Kate Flora: I’m late with my post today because I’m still recovering from spending the weekend with other humans at the always marvelous New England Crime Bake mystery conference. This year was the 20th anniversary of an event that born … Continue reading

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The Colorful Crescendo Before The Dark

Kate Flora: A thousand years ago, when I was in elementary school, we learned this poem by Nancy Byrd Turner for Halloween. Black And Gold Everything is black and gold, Black and gold, to-night: Yellow pumpkins, yellow moon Yellow candlelight; … Continue reading

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For Halloween? The Scariest Books and Movies Ever

Today, to celebrate Halloween in all its dark glory, we’re sharing some of the scariest books and movies (TV shows count, too) we’ve ever read or seen. We invite you to join in.   John Clark: Books don’t scare me, … Continue reading

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How Laying a Dry Stonewall is Like Writing a Novel

Kate Flora here, apologizing. We were supposed to rerun one of Darcy Scott’s posts yesterday, but someone (me?) got busy clearing out cupboards of anything the mouse might eat and then driving several hours in the rain and became brain dead … Continue reading

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Try a Little Kindness

Today, as part of revisiting some of our bloggers from the past, we’re sharing a post from the wonderful Dorothy Cannell which seems highly relevant now, as it is about people misbehaving on an airplane. Enjoy! Dorothy Cannell: In April my husband, … Continue reading

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A “Ghost Post” from A. Carman Clark

Since she wrote so beautifully about country living and the changes of the seasons, I thought I’d share one of late mother’s posts today. This comes from the October chapter of her essay collection, From The Orange Mailbox.  A Carman … Continue reading

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What Do I Look For In A Mystery?

Kate Flora: I’ve been reading a lot of mysteries lately and all that reading has made me reflect on what it is that makes me love a mystery. What makes me keep turning the pages? What aspects of the writing … Continue reading

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Our Annual Author Update or What’s in Store from Our Writers

Readers: from time to time, we do a group post where we update you on what we’re working on, our recent publications, upcoming publications, and other news relating to our writing. Kate Flora: I’ve been pretty bogged down lately, as regular … Continue reading

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