Category Archives: Paul’s Posts

Vacationland’s Dark Side

During the cold, dark days of February, it’s fun for us to turn back to some of our older posts, and rerun them for you. When Paul wrote about the dark side, he wrote it on a sunny Maine day … Continue reading

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Famous Last Words

Paul Doiron here— Last month, we wrote about our favorite first lines from novels. Well, lately I’ve been thinking about favorite last lines. Ernest Hemingway supposedly wrote 47 endings to A Farewell to Arms—some of them more philosophical and emotionally expressive than … Continue reading

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My 12 Favorite Maine Stories of 2012

Paul Doiron here— Magazine editors aren’t supposed to have favorites. Like parents we are expected to love all of our offspring equally. Of course, that isn’t the case (with editors or with parents). There are stories we boast about and … Continue reading

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Falling Through the Ice

Paul Doiron here— The other day, while I was driving, I noticed a person standing on a half-frozen pond. I have no idea what he was doing out there, but the first ice of the winter seems to do strange … Continue reading

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The Strange Unreality of Writing a Novel

Paul Doiron here— I have spent the better part of the past year writing a novel titled MASSACRE POND, and I am nearing the end. As always happens to me when I am finishing a book, I find myself growing … Continue reading

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Is Sennebec, Maine, a Real Place?

Paul Doiron here— One of the questions I get asked most often is about the locations in my books. Readers want to know if there really is a Bad Little Falls (yes, it’s in downtown Machias) or an actual Square … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes Quiz

Paul Doiron here— Sherlock Holmes is back in vogue. Robert Downey, Jr., has struck gold starring in a movie series that re-imagines Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective as a Victorian version of James Bond. Meanwhile, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have … Continue reading

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