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Using Local Events and Issues As A Plot

Vaughn Hardacker here: I am currently working on a new novel that deals with the Bald Mountain mine issue. For those of you who are not familiar with it, Bald Mountain (located in T12 R8, D-3 on map63 of DeLorme’s The … 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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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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The Surprising Collaboration Between Writers and Readers

Kate Flora: Thirty-five years ago, when my second son was born, I decided to quit my job and stay home for a few years with my boys. I immediately had the terrified thought, But I’ve always worked. Now what will I … 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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The Best Christmas Gift

Those of you who know me are aware that when it comes to the holidays I can make Scrooge (prior to the visit from Marley’s ghost) look like the epitome of Christmas. This attitude is due to a number of … Continue reading

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When a Writer’s Not Engaged in Her Employment

Kate Flora: You may recall that a post or two ago, I declared that I was going to spend my summer exploring indolence. At that time, I had visions of sitting in a white rocking chair on my porch, devouring novels … Continue reading

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