Category Archives: Bruce’s Posts

Never Give Up

During the past two weeks I have had the privilege of addressing students and teachers at a local college and at a private high school. The field of study for students in attendance ranged from English and writing to law … Continue reading

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Another Look Back

Bruce Robert Coffin here waxing nostalgic. I was seated at my writing desk this past weekend trying to decide what I wanted to blog about this month on Maine Crime Writers when Facebook shared a memory with me. After reading … Continue reading

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Farewell to the Family

On September 21, 2012 I worked my last official day as a Portland police officer. Tradition dictates a PD luncheon/sendoff where plaques are presented, speeches are made, and good wishes are bestowed. It is an emotional time for both the … Continue reading

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Plotter or Pantser

I’m often asked by other writers whether I am a plotter or a pantser. For those of you unfamiliar with this jargon, plotting is exactly what it sounds like, the act of plotting out a novel or story before writing … Continue reading

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Saint Nicholas

  Several years ago, I penned a holiday tale titled Saint Nicholas. Knowing that many folks find the holidays a bit overwhelming, I wrote this short seasonal story to remind all of us what is truly important, and to provide … Continue reading

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Recharged

Bruce Robert Coffin here, wishing you all a happy November. I hope that you came out of our latest doozy of a storm relatively unscathed. Mother Nature has a habit of reminding us just how good we have it. Maybe … Continue reading

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A Recent Interview

Recently I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Peter Bollen for a piece in the Bridgton News. Pete was gracious enough to allow me to repost the unabridged interview here on the Maine Crime Writers blog. Q: You had … Continue reading

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