Tag Archives: crime stories

Romance, Suspense, Mystery, Anyone?

When I first joined the Maine Romance Writers, Kathy Lynn Emerson aka Kaitlyn Dunnett and Tess Gerritsen were then writing romantic suspense for Harlequin, which also published some of my romantic suspense novels. Kaitlyn’s move to mystery and Tess’s to … Continue reading

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“It’s Never Too Late To Be What You Might Have Been”

  Mary Anne Evans once wrote “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” And she did become what she should have been. She became the novelist George Eliot, choosing a man’s pen name to ensure … Continue reading

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Fiction and Truth. Not an Oxymoron

Fiction and Truth Sandra Neily here, encouraging readers and authors to feel good about fiction and truth. It’s a mystery to me why essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote these lines: “Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.” I’m just grateful that … Continue reading

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Back To Basics

Vaughn C. Hardacker here: It’s been a long winter up here in The County (it’s a quarter past April and we’re still looking at two feet of snow on the ground). The winter of 2017/2018 seems to want to hang … Continue reading

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DECEMBER CRIME ODDITIES

Susan Vaughan here. Because this is a crime writers’ site, crime being one of the key words, I thought I’d check out interesting crimes during the month of December. According to FBI statistics of crimes reported to law enforcement agencies, … Continue reading

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Crime Writers in Shorts

Ha! We know you were hoping for pictures of our knobby knees, but they are mostly hidden beneath our desks. This post is really about short story collections, either compilations of our own work or collections in which we have … Continue reading

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MAKING STORY CHARACTERS REAL

Susan Vaughan here. I recently spoke to a group at the Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor, Maine, about the “anatomy” of a novel. The talk was aimed at readers, not writers. So often readers ask how writers come up … Continue reading

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