Tag Archives: Maine

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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Another thing to love about Maine

Sorry all, I’m nearing deadline on a book and don’t have time to chat. But a picture is worth a thousand words, right? Took this photo Friday morning on Long Pond in Belgrade. Almost ice out! Spring is right around … Continue reading

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Everything you wanted to know about your town but were afraid to ask

Coming up Monday we have a great group post on what the Maine Crime Writers are reading. I don’t want to spoil it. And won’t. But there’s something that probably won’t be mentioned that I’m reading, that I read every … Continue reading

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Just the Ticket For Cabin Fever

John Clark sharing bits from the wayback machine and my experience helping GMLA (Great Moose Lake Association) last weekend. Last week at our monthly Hartland Couples Club meeting, I overheard two members discussing the limited number of GMLA members available … Continue reading

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Maine winter love: There are no words

We love to grouse about winter in Maine. That’s when we aren’t saying, in the middle of a blizzard or a minus 20 snap, “Hey, it’s winter in Maine, what are you going to do?” We love it. We know … Continue reading

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The ideal writing trip — quiet, long roads, Reese’s cups and the great state of Maine

The last week of October/first week of November, I took a writing vacation to Lubec. And to forestall the inevitable question, NO, I did NOT go to Campobello. Well, first I went to Murder by the Book at the Jesup … Continue reading

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The writing process: Don’t try this at home, kids

My Crime Writer colleague Brendan Rielly a week ago confessed he’d been too busy to write. I was relieved. Misery sure does love company. And I know the rule of writing is that YOU MUST FIND TIME TO WRITE NO … Continue reading

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