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Editing: A Follow-up to Jule’s Post

I was going to write about The Grateful Dead today. But then I read Jule’s intriguing post yesterday and decided to do a fun follow up post about editing. Julie’s sense of bewilderment amused me because I know just how … Continue reading

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EDITOR – WHAT DOES YOURS DO?

by Jule Selbo  Serious question, sorry. Does everyone have a different experience? I had dinner with some writing friends the other night (at a place that didn’t put a serious dent in our bank accounts – yeah, hard to find … Continue reading

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Ten Years After, Sans Band

John Clark at the end of a literary journey. Some ten years ago, I began putting together short stories about Maine kids who struggled with seemingly impossible situations. Some of the inspiration came from my own growing up experiences, some … Continue reading

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Summer Selling by Matt Cost

I like to write. That’s why I do it. But I also like to sell. Promote. Market. Make people aware of what I’ve written and let them decide on whether they are interested. And there is never a better time … Continue reading

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Not Crime, Not Writing, But Really Maine

Neither crime nor writing this month, but something definitely Maine that I believe deserves your attention. Full disclosure—my wife Anne is on the Board of the organization I’m describing below, and takes an active part in awarding these scholarships to … Continue reading

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Moosehead. The Kennebec. And An Endless Steps Workout

OH MY! Wildlife delivers $1.4 billion to Maine’s economy; $1.9 billion w multipliers. Begs the question, is the Moosehead Region ready to secure this and other nature-based economic assets against inappropriate development or over-use? Do all of Maine’s ‘gateway’ communities … Continue reading

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Monarchs & Kingsolver

It’s Monarch time again! The glorious orange and black butterflies have been sighted in Maine, New Hampshire, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. I’ve seen them on our lilacs and milkweeds here in Yarmouth, Maine. Monarchs are truly amazing creatures. They … Continue reading

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Writing Architecture

My son started shooting a commercial for Maine Cabin Masters today, which made me think about writing about architecture. Needless to say, I really enjoy writing about it. What is it about architecture that I, and so many other people, … Continue reading

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POLLEN OR NO POLLEN – WE MUST GO ON

by Jule Selbo How do you write when the season is against you? When it has decided to perform its yearly duty: blow around some haploid male genetic material from one plant to the stigma of another, hoping to get … Continue reading

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Salmon and Peas

I’m writing this on the Fourth of July, a day to think about both the founding and current state of our nation. Dinner will be salmon and peas, a culinary tradition I’ve adopted in adulthood. When I was a child, … Continue reading

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