Tag Archives: Thea Kozak

Introducing Death Warmed Over – A Thea Kozak mystery

Kate Flora: I originally wrote this book more than four years ago, and it has wandered through the world of publishing ever since. After several years of waiting for a publisher to get around to it, I decided to publish it … Continue reading

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Literary Adventurer Plots Her Next Journey

Kate Flora: I’ve written here before about the perplexing challenges presented to today’s writer about balancing time for writing with time for marketing, tweeting, facebooking, and generally staying visible to readers on all the various platforms. It’s exhausting. If you read … Continue reading

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Can You Afford to Get Published?

Kate Flora here, with a question I’ve been pondering on this week. Usually, published writers like to paint a glowy picture of the world we inhabit. It is true that, having struggled often for years to finally become published, we … Continue reading

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It’s Just Your Imagination

Kate Flora here deeply immersed in the next Joe Burgess, And Led Them Thus Astray. Since I spend much of the time when I’m not writing my own books editing other writers or teaching writing, I’m always acutely aware of the pitfalls that … Continue reading

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The Use of Force Continuum

Kate Flora here, writing today about the use of force continuum, which will be explained, a bit, in the Wikipedia excerpts below. Before I became a crime writer, I thought that what writers did was to sit at their desks, exercise … Continue reading

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When a Writer’s Not Engaged in Her Employment . . .

Kate Flora here, feeling very guilty about today’s blog topic. The truth is that since I finished a book a couple weeks ago, I’ve been having a very hard time staying focused on work. I have plenty of work and … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: January 4-5, 2014

Next week at Maine Crime Writers we’ll be featuring posts from Vicki Doudera (Monday), Lea Wait (Tuesday and Wednesday) Barb Ross (Thursday), and John Clark (Friday). In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some of us who blog regularly … Continue reading

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The Scents and Sounds of Summer

Kate Flora, amazed that suddenly it is August and there is already an unwanted nip in morning air. As I’m sinking into a new book, and feeling like I need a tune-up, I’ve been trying to do some of the … Continue reading

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When I was growing up on a chicken farm in a small Maine town, money was often tight. Bill collectors really did knock on the door, sometimes the phone got turned off, and there was a large hole in the … Continue reading

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In My Little Black Book – Seeing Like a Writer

Kate Flora, here, continuing the discussion of your writerly tune-up. When last we were together, I was talking about the value of notebooks to the working writer to help capture observations about the world. Using notebooks helps us tune up … Continue reading

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