Author Archives: Vaughn C. Hardacker

About Vaughn C. Hardacker

Vaughn C. Hardacker has completed five novels and numerous short stories. He is a member of the New England Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and the International Thriller writers. He has published short stories in three anthologies: Mouth Full of Bullets; Best of Year One, My Teacher Is My Hero, and Deadfall, Level Best Books' sixth annual anthology of New England crime and mystery stories. His novel, SNIPER, was selected as a finalist in the Maine Literary Awards Crime Fiction category of the 2015, THE FISHERMAN was a finalist in 2016, and his latest WENDIGO (released on July 11, 2017) was a finalist for the 2018 award. Look for the second installment of his Ed Traynor series, MY BROTHER'S KEEPER in July 2019. He is a veteran of the U. S. Marines and served in Vietnam. He holds degrees from Northern Maine Technical College, the University of Maine and Southern New Hampshire University. He lives in Stockholm, Maine.

The Best Little Known Conference In New England

A few years back I attended a single day writer conference in Portland, Maine. I walked into the room expecting to see a bunch of strangers–wrong! I immediately saw Kate Flora and several writers I knew from my years as … Continue reading

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SELF-EDITING: P. O. V.

If there is a part of writing that gives me fits it’s POV, aka point of view. I can’t count the times that an editor or first reader has returned a manuscript with the notation POV!! written across several pages. … Continue reading

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Consistency & Continuity: The ARCs That Define A Series

Vaughn C. Hardacker here: In my last blog I discussed the importance of characters in writing a series. I ended that blog introducing the concepts of consistency and continuity and will make them the primary subject of this blog. In … Continue reading

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Character and Consistency: Most Important Aspects Of Writing A Series.

Vaughn Hardacker here. I’m sitting at my word processor and reflecting on my published work. One thing I noted is that I have the beginnings of multiple series going on. The first is my Bouchard and Houston books, Sniper (2014, … Continue reading

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Finally A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Vaughn Hardacker here: As I write this I am looking forward to setting the clock ahead one hour! I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (better known as Seasonal Depression) and this winter has been possibly the worst (defined as longest) … Continue reading

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The New Year Is Off To A Great Start

It’s only January 17 in the year 2019 and I’m feeling that this year will have a lot in store for we writers. First: I was invited to be a participant in Guys and Goals, a forum for gifted fifth … Continue reading

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Memorable Fictional Killers From A Single Source!

Vaughn Hardacker here: At some point in a writer’s career they will be asked: Where Do You Get Your Ideas? It’s one of those questions that seems easy to answer until you’re standing before a group or sitting on a … Continue reading

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