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Signing off

When Kate Flora invited me to blog on this site a little over three years ago, I felt deeply honored to join so many excellent writers of Maine-based mysteries.  Indeed, I felt inadequate because I had published only three mysteries, … Continue reading

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Falling In Love With Fall

I know it’s not autumn yet but it feels that way. The temperatures here in Maine are quickly dropping, especially at night. It’s noticeable because this past summer has been one of the hottest on record. So this Sunday after … Continue reading

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Revisiting Julia Spencer-Fleming’s Post: Are You a Mainer?

Today, the last day of our Blogcation, we’re sharing a post from Julia, who addresses the perennial question: How do you tell if someone is a Mainer? What would you add? I’m writing this from Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past: How We Keep Our Series Characters Fresh

Today, as part of our August “blogcation” we repost a post from a few years ago, but one that always had relevance for our readers, a chat about our strategies for keeping the series fresh. Kate Flora here, starting a conversation … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: August 28-29, 2021

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be re-posts by MCW alumni Monday and Tuesday, and then posts by Kate Flora (Thursday), and Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson (Friday). Some Wednesdays from now on will be “Win a Book Wednesday” … Continue reading

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Suspense. Ice Tea. Duck Babies. Swimming Bears.

Sandra Neily here: This past week, we took our small trailer even further north of Moosehead Lake to camp up on the Penobscot Corridor. This corridor is part of Maine’s amazing suite of public lands, many with well-cared-for remote campgrounds. … Continue reading

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Summer Visitors–Revisited

This month many of us are re-posting earlier blogs.  The blog below, “Summer Visitors,” was written and posted at the end of the summer of 2019.  Below the re-posting I revisit the topic with some current thoughts.  Here’s the 2019 … Continue reading

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Pushing Boundaries in your Writing

The characters in my new psychological thriller, THE NEIGHBOR, drink a lot. And I mean a lot. How much drinking is too much in a novel? Is it a case that you’ll know it when you see it. The same … Continue reading

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BALANCE, STORY GENRE AND HOW MUCH ROOM DOES BACKSTORY GET?

Today I’m pleased to introduce MWC blog readers to Jule Selbo, a multi-talented writer who recently has made Portland her permanent home. Jule is a former screenwriter (with film and television credits), a playwright (her most-recent play BOXES premiered at … Continue reading

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Remembering Lea Wait

It has been a few summers now since we lost our friend and sister blogger, Lea Wait. Lea was a close friend to many of us. A sounding-board. A role model. An inspiration. The kind of person you will find … Continue reading

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