Tag Archives: crime fiction

Help! I’m Wrestling with a Conundrum!

I’m grappling with a conundrum about point of view. Part of me loves writing in first person. Writing from the “I/we” perspective allows the main character’s personality to beam through. First person makes for an intimate bond between the reader … Continue reading

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Am I Blue?

Kate Flora, sitting here on a rainy day. It’s June 1st and the temperature didn’t get above 52 degrees today. According to one of the silly e-mail ads I got this morning, June 1st is National Go Barefoot Day, but … Continue reading

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Kerrigan and Harding: A Tale of Two Skaters

I was in Boston over the weekend to bring our daughter back to college, and noticed tour busses driving down the city’s snow-covered streets with posters advertising the US Figure Skating Championships, happening now at the Fleet Center. Vicki Doudera … Continue reading

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Julia Spencer-Fleming chats with Hank Phillippi Ryan

Julia Spencer-Fleming:  My friend Hank Phillippi Ryan is just fifty miles shy of being a Maine crime writer. Hank is the on-the-air investigative reporter for Boston’s WHDH TV7. Hank’s real life is like something out of a good novel – … Continue reading

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Maine Literary Awards To Include Awards for Crime and Sci Fi.

Jim Hayman:  Last week Josh Bodwell, the talented and energetic young Executive Director of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, sent out a press release announcing that nominations for MWPA’s 2012 Maine Literary Awards were open and that submissions will … Continue reading

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It’s a Small World – of Crime Fiction Writers by Julia Spencer-Fleming

“Writing must be such a lonely profession.” The patron hands me a stack of audiobooks to check out. She drops in every two weeks at the tiny country library near my house to get books for her commute into Portland. … Continue reading

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