Tag Archives: Sandra Neily

“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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Weekend Update: June 2-3, 2018

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will posts by Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson (Monday) Bruce Coffin (Tuesday), Brenda Buchanan (Wednesday), Sandy Neily (Thursday), and Kate Flora (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who … Continue reading

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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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Weekend Update: April 28-29, 2018

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will posts by Dorothy Cannell (Monday) Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson (Tuesday), Bruce Coffin (Wednesday), Brenda Buchanan (Thursday), and Sandra Neily (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who … Continue reading

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Must We Kill Our Darlings?

Sandra Neily here, with more on murder. William Faulkner had this advice: “In writing, you must kill all your darlings.” Stephen King drove the knife deeper: “Kill your darlings, kill your darlings,” he wrote. “even when it breaks your egocentric little … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: March 31-April 1, 2018

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will posts by Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson (Monday) Bruce Coffin (Tuesday), Brenda Buchanan (Wednesday), Sandra Neily (Thursday), and Richard Cass (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: March 10-11, 2018

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will be posts by John Clark (Monday), Brenda Buchanan (Tuesday) , Jessie Crockett (Wednesday), Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson (Thursday), and Maureen Milliken (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of … Continue reading

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