Tag Archives: crime writing

Is the Cassandra Curse Still Operative? You Decide…

Sandra Neily here. Thinking about curses, modern and ancient. It turned out to be a motivating week to return to the Cassandra Curse as I worked on my next novel, returning to the narrator who lives that curse. Named Cassandra … Continue reading

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Loons and Lakes; Laughter and Longing

  Sandra Neily here: It’s that time of impending fall when young loons, not yet mated for life, gather in adolescent gangs around Maine’s lakes and ponds.  During the day they practice take-offs with flailing wings and loud inexpert splashing.  … Continue reading

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You wonder where Maine writers work, don’t you?

With apologies for accidentally posting this on the wrong day…here we go again. Here are some snapshots of where we work. Our desks, our dining tables, our porches, and perhaps some surprises. Kate Flora: A few years back, we built a … Continue reading

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Editing, What’s It All About?

Susan Vaughan here. Occasionally readers ask me what book editors do and how they work with authors, so here’s a general explanation on the subject, including some input from other Maine Crime Writers. Book editors receive book proposals and manuscripts … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Dog?

Kate Flora: One question that writers are frequently asked when we give book talks is for information about our process. Do we write every day? Do we outline? Do we know what’s going to happen before we start the book? … Continue reading

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What Do You Recommend? Groan. (Must Be Summer in Maine)

  It’s July! When everyone in the world I know suddenly decides it’s time to visit me in Maine. I am often sure the “Maine” part looms large over the “me” part. But it’s time to arm yourself with a great … Continue reading

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Now The Work Begins!

Vaughn Hardacker here: Recently I completed a novel that I’ve tentatively titled The Exchange. The plot is a crime thriller in which my protagonist (named Dylan Thomas–his mother was a fan of the poet) is a former state police detective … Continue reading

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