Category Archives: Vaughn’s Posts

Coping With A Couple of Good Weeks

Vaughn Hardacker here: I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to feel like a prisoner in solitary. What is really strange is that since the Covid-19 social distancing and isolation has been in place, I haven’t really done anything … Continue reading

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And I Thought I knew What NOIR Was

Back in 2002, I attended New England CrimeBake, the initial one. Jerry Healy was the keynote speaker of the single day event held at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, Massachusetts. During the conference I was asked what I wrote … Continue reading

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The Pig Farmer

Vaughn C. Hardacker here: In her blog of February 21st, Kate Flora discussed the question every writer is asked at one time or another: “Where do you get your ideas?” Well, we get them from a lot of places. The … Continue reading

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Beating The Winter Blues

Vaughn C. Hardacker┬áhere. I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder or, to most of us, Seasonal Depression. The definition of the disorder is: a mood disorder subset in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year exhibit … Continue reading

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Adventures in Research

Since readers are often curious about how we develop our stories, we thought we’d end the month of January by sharing some of the adventures we’ve had over the years doing research. As you will see, not all of our … Continue reading

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Whose Story Is It?

Does the title ring a bell with you? The one thing that I battle is Point of View! Yes that thing editors watch closely and the trap many authors fall into–POV. First we must define what POV is. In his … Continue reading

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Your Friends Tell You What You Need To Hear

Vaughn C. Hardacker here: As many readers of this blog know, I live further north than any other contributor to this blog. This can be a problem when you hate winter. All of my memories of growing up in Caribou, … Continue reading

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