Author Archives: Maureen Milliken

About Maureen Milliken

Maureen Milliken is the author of the Bernie O’Dea mystery series. Follow her on Twitter at @mmilliken47 and like her Facebook page at Maureen Milliken mysteries. Sign up for email updates at maureenmilliken.com. She hosts the podcast Notes from a Cranky Editor all by herself, as well Crime&Stuff with her sister Rebecca Milliken.

Writing tip: It’s okay to let some of your darlings live

If you’re a writer, if you’ve been to even one writing conference, you’ve heard it: Kill your darlings. The quote is from William Faulker, though sometimes it’s attributed to Stephen King, who was quoting Faulker. I once heard it attributed … Continue reading

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Scene 1, Chapter 1, Bad News Travels Fast.

I know, I know. You’ve heard it all before. Authors say it all the time. “I’m finishing up my book on a deadline so I can’t blah blah blah.” But it’s true! It happens. These babies don’t write themselves. So, … Continue reading

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There’s no such thing as the right write space

In the last Boston Sunday Globe, there was a feature on the writer Elin Hilderbrand. Seems she likes to write at the beach. There she is yucking it up in a bikini, pad and pen in hand, sun beating down.  … Continue reading

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Another thing to love about Maine

Sorry all, I’m nearing deadline on a book and don’t have time to chat. But a picture is worth a thousand words, right? Took this photo Friday morning on Long Pond in Belgrade. Almost ice out! Spring is right around … Continue reading

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Everything you wanted to know about your town but were afraid to ask

Coming up Monday we have a great group post on what the Maine Crime Writers are reading. I don’t want to spoil it. And won’t. But there’s something that probably won’t be mentioned that I’m reading, that I read every … Continue reading

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Maine winter love: There are no words

We love to grouse about winter in Maine. That’s when we aren’t saying, in the middle of a blizzard or a minus 20 snap, “Hey, it’s winter in Maine, what are you going to do?” We love it. We know … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s just bett-ah to stay away from Maine accents. Ayuh.

I saw an article recently in the Bangor Daily News catching people up on what movies are being made out of Stephen King books. As much as I’m a huge fan, every time I think of Stephen King-book-based movies, I … Continue reading

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