Tag Archives: Stephen King

For Halloween: Our Votes for Scariest Book

In honor of Halloween, the Maine Crime Writers offer two group posts to talk about our favorite scary movies and our favorite scary  books. We hope you’ll leave a comment to share some of the titles that have sent you … 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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Sometimes it’s just bett-ah to stay away from Maine accents. Ayuh.

I saw an article recently in the Bangor Daily News catching people up on what movies are being made out of Stephen King books. As much as I’m a huge fan, every time I think of Stephen King-book-based movies, I … Continue reading

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2016: A Literary Look Back

Bruce Robert Coffin here, feeling nostalgic. 2016 was a whirlwind year. Pausing to reflect, as it draws to an end, I realize how much I have to be thankful for. So many writing and publishing firsts, where do I start? … Continue reading

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How Stephen King (and my mom) helped me become a published writer

Hi all, Maureen Milliken here in my first official Maine Crime Writers post, though I’ve been a guest a couple times. My entry into this excellent community of mystery writers comes a little less than two weeks before my debut … Continue reading

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Just Hold Your Nose and Write

“Just hold your nose and write,” is my friend Hallie Ephron’s motto. Hallie has a new book coming out in March, Night, Night, Sleep Tight, a novel of suspense about Hollywood in the 1950s and 1980s. If you’ve never read … Continue reading

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Maine Librarians Share Their Scariest Books

As our readers are well aware, Maine Crime Writers love our Maine librarians, so it’s fun for us to turn to them from time to time with questions. This month’s question, in honor of Halloween, was to ask them what … Continue reading

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Stephen King’s Mystery Solved

When Stephen King was just two years old, his father went out for cigarettes and never returned. “When people ask you why he left,” his mother would instruct, “say he’s in the Navy and that he’s at sea.” She’d follow … Continue reading

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The Tale of the Naturalist’s Log

There are books we love because they move us, maybe even change the way we live our life. Vicki Doudera here. Don’t worry —  I’m not going to talk about The Goldfinch again. (But that post’s available here if you … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time … in Maine

Today our guest at Maine Crime Writers is Jenny Milchman, whose newest book, RUIN FALLS, was published in April.  Welcome, Jenny!  I spent a lot of time in Maine, summers as a child. Monhegan Island, Port Clyde, Cushing, Rockport… all … Continue reading

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