Tag Archives: Elmore Leonard

If You Could Write Like Anyone, Who Would It Be?

Kate Flora: Many years ago, at an author event, someone in the audience asked me, “If you could write like anyone, who would it be?” At the time, I had finally clawed my way out of the unpublished writer’s corner … Continue reading

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2016: A Literary Look Back

Bruce Robert Coffin here, feeling nostalgic. 2016 was a whirlwind year. Pausing to reflect, as it draws to an end, I realize how much I have to be thankful for. So many writing and publishing firsts, where do I start? … Continue reading

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So You Think You Want to Be a Crime Writer?

Warning: This is a blog about process. If a writer’s process bores you, go bake brownies or something. Kate Flora here, watching the snow come down, trying to remind myself that winter is a great season for writing. Not that … Continue reading

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Meet Al Lamanda

From time to time, we relish the chance to introduce you to mystery writers you might not have already discovered. This week, it’s Al Lamanda, formerly of New York City and now nestled along Little Sebago Lake. If you haven’t … Continue reading

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Farewell, Elmore Leonard. And thanks.

Hey all. Gerry Boyle here, taking a few minutes to pay tribute to one of the crime writers who had a profound influence on the genre, and on me. Elmore Leonard passed this week, and writers and critics paid homage … Continue reading

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Do You Follow The Rules?

It’s Sunday, the day when we chat among ourselves, and with you, about topics of interest to writers, readers, and those who love Maine. Kate Flora here, starting a new conversation. This week, I happened upon an essay in the New … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Distraction

Kate Flora here, just back from eight days in London and Amsterdam, and scrambling to catch up, get the laundry done, and sink back into a novel that needs major tweaking before it can go to the agent who has … Continue reading

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