Tag Archives: character development

I Don’t Mean to be a Problem

Dorothy Cannell: When I was about seven my pet chicken Rhoda showed up on the Christmas dinner table. I don’t mean she went hopscotching between the platters of vegetables chirping out ‘Jingle bells’.  She was dinner, stuffed and roasted.  Horrible – repulsive … Continue reading

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Seeing Like a Writer

Kate Flora: I was driving on the Maine turnpike last week and suddenly there appeared to be an explosion of squirrels trying to cross a six lane highway. It was something that I’d never seen before, and after the fourth squirrel, and … Continue reading

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Getting to Know Your Characters

Kaitlyn Dunnett here, author of the Halloween-themed mystery Vampires, Bones, and Treacle Scones. It’s a cozy mystery set in the fictional western Maine village of Moosetookalook, peopled by a goodly number of slightly eccentric characters, many of whom appear in … Continue reading

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Figuring out the Why Dunit

Next year’s Liss MacCrimmon novel has been turned in and accepted and it’s time to start thinking about the next book in the series, the one that will be out in 2014. I’m in the fortunate position, after writing seven … Continue reading

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Making It Real

Jim Hayman:  Like most published writers, from time to time I’m invited to participate in a variety of literary events.  Readings and book signings at bookstores and libraries, panel discussions and larger scale events like the Summer Book Fair in … Continue reading

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