Tag Archives: crime writing

Writing Advice from the Trenches

In our MCW group post this month we will be sharing a piece of writing advice that we have found helpful. Or a piece of advice that we’ve learned from experience. Or a piece of advice from a favorite writing … Continue reading

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Never, Ever … Buy or Eat the Big, Tasteless Ones

Sandra Neily here. My family and friends have given me a reputation for quick or novel fixes to create strategies that add “yum!” to food. My sisters still call me in the middle of gravy-making as that’s always a daunting … Continue reading

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Stealing a Memory From My Mom

Kate Flora: With the holidays on the horizon, I’ve been thinking about holidays past. These days, there are far fewer people around the table, yet I still enjoy making all the food I grew up with. A too-big turkey with lots … Continue reading

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Whence Ideas, That’s the Question

“Where do you get your ideas?” That’s the question writers most often hear from readers—and even from friends who aren’t readers. Every writer answers it a different way, but here’s a general overview. Ideas pop up everywhere. For example, a … Continue reading

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Trivia as a Research Sport

I posted this a few years ago, but I’m so busy with a new and dramatically different project (news coming this fall!), I thought it might be okay to share again. My name is Susan and I’m a trivia junkie. … Continue reading

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The Introvert’s Hangover™

Before I get yammering here, please wish my good wife and the only person left in the world who laughs at my jokes, a happy birthday. She is XX years old. I woke up last Sunday morning feeling a little … Continue reading

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What’s the Point… of View?

I’ve been reading more widely than usual lately—thrillers, a variety of mysteries, literary fiction—as well as romantic suspense novels, which is what I write. One thing I have been paying attention to (a bother with being a writer as well … Continue reading

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WHY MAINE?

I’ve posted a version of this article before, but I’ve updated it. So here goes. I’ve set eight of my published novels in Maine and the state is also the setting of my work in progress, a blend of romantic … Continue reading

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The Best Gift, Revisited … and Humans Together

Sandy Neily here.  It’s December 26th and I am thinking of what might feel joyously human (now that we are headed into some Covid hibernation again) and also a Christmas family moment to revisit, written as an assignment to “go … Continue reading

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Matt Cost, the New Kid on the Block

Hello all, Matt Cost here. I’m the new kid on the block and am going to start off my introduction with a confession. I’m not actually a Mainer. I did not move here until I was eight years old. That … Continue reading

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