Category Archives: Brenda’s Posts

Giving Thanks For And About Our Writing Lives

Thanksgiving is a time to express gratitude, to celebrate with family and friends the positive events and accomplishments in our lives, the blessings, if you will, that enrich our days. Maine’s crime writers are much like a family. We spend … Continue reading

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Building Community

We don’t talk about it much, but we writers are all about building community. In this time of strife and struggle, that’s a valuable thing. Last weekend I went to Books in the ‘Brook, a monthly salon for readers and … Continue reading

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Library Love

A discussion on Twitter this past weekend asked people to tweet about the libraries they love the most. I follow a lot of writers, so was not one bit surprised by the number of shout-outs for people’s hometown libraries. For … Continue reading

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Making Writing Space, Redux

We’re just back from our annual visit to beautiful Brooklin, Maine, the inspirational place I wrote about here on MCW three Augusts ago. We had two marvelous weeks there this year (which means, of course, twice the bracing swims, twice the stunning sunsets and … Continue reading

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Early Summer Writing Retreat

Many hours of uninterrupted time. Near-complete quiet. A sublime swimming spot. That’s what I needed and that’s what I got Fourth of July week. Dear friends own a camp in North Waterford, on one of the Five Kezar Ponds. They offered … Continue reading

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Big Talent

A fantastic celebration took place in Portland on the evening of May 22. It was Big Night, the annual showcase of work by students at the Telling Room, Maine’s nonprofit writing center for high school, middle school and elementary school … Continue reading

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Reading and Watching

As was obvious from yesterday’s post, most everybody who is anybody was at Malice Domestic last weekend. This year I missed the fun. It would have been great to hang out with my MCW colleagues Lea Wait, Barb Ross, Kathy Lynn … Continue reading

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