Tag Archives: short stories

Win A Book Wednesday: May 4, 2022

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson is giving away a print copy of The Valentine Veilleux Mysteries (three short stories and a novella featuring a calendar and pet photographer as the amateur sleuth). To enter, leave a comment after reading Kaitlyn/Kathy’s last … Continue reading

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In the Beginning

John Clark playing with beginnings. I’m aware that many writers I know, or follow through online blogs are feeling the funk of an extended pandemic. I have no such problem, at least in terms of short stories. I’m particularly pleased … Continue reading

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To Revise or Not To Revise

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, today pondering a question that arose while working on one of the projects I mentioned in our last group post. When it comes to a new story or novel, there’s no question. You revise and … Continue reading

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Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend John Clark on the topic of short stories. Years ago, I was invested in writing full length books when my sister Kate suggested I might be good at writing short stories. She was one of … Continue reading

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Anti-social

Jessie: In New Hampshire where the snow has melted sufficiently to expose cheerful clumps of daffodils. I’ve been thinking a great deal lately about technology and social media. With all that has been on the news about privacy violations and … Continue reading

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After Rivalry, Sometimes Surprise

John Clark taking a break from trying to stay ahead of the garden goodies. Everyone knows about sibling rivalry, but what about sibling synergy? If it hadn’t been for multiple nudges by my mother and my sister Kate, I would … Continue reading

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Crime Writers in Shorts

Ha! We know you were hoping for pictures of our knobby knees, but they are mostly hidden beneath our desks. This post is really about short story collections, either compilations of our own work or collections in which we have … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: August 12-13, 2017

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will be posts by John Clark (Monday), Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson (Tuesday), Kate Flora (Wednesday), Maureen Milliken (Thursday), and on Friday there will be a special group post about our short stories in collections and … Continue reading

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“Recital”

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, with a story out of the past—literally. Earlier this month, I received a letter from an old high school friend. She enclosed a short story for children that I wrote in the late 1980s. She … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: April 15-16, 2017

Next week at Maine Crime Writers, there will be posts by Susan Vaughan (Monday) John Clarke (Tuesday), Dorothy Cannell (Wednesday), Vaughn Hardacker (Thursday), and a guest post from Robin MacCready (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of … Continue reading

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