Category Archives: Group Post

For Halloween: Our Votes for Scariest Book

In honor of Halloween, the Maine Crime Writers offer two group posts to talk about our favorite scary movies and our favorite scary  books. We hope you’ll leave a comment to share some of the titles that have sent you … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: August 31-September 1, 2019

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will be posts by Kate Flora (Monday), Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson (Tuesday), Dick Cass (Thursday) and William Andrews (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: August 17-18, 2019

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will be posts by Barb Ross (Monday), Sandra Neily (Tuesday), Maureen Milliken (Thursday) and Dorothy Cannell (Friday). On Monday, August 19th, Kate Flora and MCW alum Gerry Boyle will be at the Kennebunk Free Library at … Continue reading

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Writing Books We Actually Use

Today, we’re using our group post Wednesday to share some of the writing books and reference books we return to again and again. Not every book works for every writer. You have to try them out and see if the … Continue reading

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What We’re Reading

Maine Crime Writers are readers, too, and here are some of the books we’re reading this summer.   Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson: I’ve been rereading the paranormal “Arcane Society” series for a while now. These books are written by Jayne … Continue reading

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What Draws You In, Character or Plot?

Today, we’re discussing a question posed by one of our readers. She asked which did we think drew readers into a book–the plot, or the characters. Here are some of our thoughts on the subject. Bruce Robert Coffin: Great question! … Continue reading

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Maine Writers’ Signs of Spring

Today, we’re taking a break from our works in progress to share some photos and stories about the return of spring. Spring comes slowly to Maine, as the tips of trees grow red and the first small bits of yellow … Continue reading

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We Want to Protect You, or Surviving Cabin Fever

That’ll teach me to leave the snowshoes home! Cabin Fevah, Ya say? If you’re a flatlander, ya probably never heard of it. In Maine it’s a fact of life every February, earlier if Old Man Winter gets his longjohns in … Continue reading

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Dear Readers! We Have a Thank You and a Gift …

Dear Maine Crime Writers’ readers, At the start of 2019, we’d like to thank you for your for your engagement and feedback and love of mysteries, thrillers, and crime fiction. Thank you! So, From Maine Crime Writers to YOU … … Continue reading

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Maine Writers at the Crime Bake

The New England Crime Bake, our own regional mystery conference held every November, was this past weekend. The guest of honor this year was Walter Mosley, who inspired us all. Here are some pics from the event. Dick Cass was … Continue reading

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