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On Our Own In Maine–Part One

  Given that everyone these days is more isolated than usual, those of us who blog regularly at Maine Crime Writers thought we’d share how we’re doing with the whole self-isolation and social distancing thing. Of course, writers have an … Continue reading

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No, No, It’s Not Nanette, Nor NANOWRIMO, exactly

John Clark sharing what I plan to do instead of doing the full-on 50,000 word challenge next month. The first time I tried, I hit 56,000 words, so I know I can do it. Instead, I’m finally listening to the … Continue reading

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The Joys of NaNoWriMo: You Have Permission to Suck

Kate Flora: A pretty provocative statement, yes? So I guess I should explain. Yesterday was a cold, rainy, miserable day and I was wrestling with a manuscript that felt like an octopus with a thousand legs. Or arms. Or both. I … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – a month of lovely obsession

(Note from Kate Flora: This is a revision of a post that has run before, with tweaks and links, etc.) But with NaNoWriMo coming fast upon us, we wanted to run it again in case you missed it and want to … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: October 17-18, 2015

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Kate Flora (Monday), Kathy Lynn Emerson/Kaitlyn Dunnett (Tuesday), Vaughn Hardacker (Wednesday), Dorothy Cannell (Thursday) and Jen Blood (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo–Part 2

When I was a student back in the 80’s, Hamilton College had something called the “Jan Plan.” It was part a fairly unique structured academic year in which we took one course only during the month of January. The month … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo — Part One

Two years ago I first heard about the program called National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. The idea is to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November, with support from others who are doing the same. I … Continue reading

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First Drafts

Hi. Barb here. I’ve written about beginnings and the faith I try to keep with my readers. Now I’ve started writing the first draft of my next Maine Clam Bake Mystery. First drafts are a struggle for me. Once I … Continue reading

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A Psych Visit Along The Trail

Hi, it’s Kate Flora, busily heading into fall, and a huge list of demanding tasks, including the necessity of producing a new Joe Burgess mystery, And Grant You Peace, by May. I’m teaching. We’re renovating our house. Family is coming … Continue reading

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The Colors of Fall

    Kate Flora here, sitting in the chaos of my torn-apart house. What seemed like a great plan four months ago–making a more workable bedroom and closets–now seems like the fast road to a month-long blinding headache. Right now, three … Continue reading

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