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The Writer’s Life, 1977-1984

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here. Recently I was rearranging some of the books in my office, including old record and day books, and randomly opened one of the earliest, the ledger I kept for the years 1977-1984. I started writing … Continue reading

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The Intriguing Prospect of Leisure

Kate Flora: Apologies for getting to this post so late in the day. For the past week, I’ve been contemplating the possibility of a sabbatical from writing and it seems even contemplating stepping back from the keyboard, and creation, is making … Continue reading

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You wonder where Maine writers work, don’t you?

With apologies for accidentally posting this on the wrong day…here we go again. Here are some snapshots of where we work. Our desks, our dining tables, our porches, and perhaps some surprises. Kate Flora: A few years back, we built a … Continue reading

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Lost in the Archives

Kate Flora: Later this week, we are giving you a tour of where we all work. I’ll include a photo of one of my desks. The neater one. The one where you can tell there’s wood beneath the paper. My other … Continue reading

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But We’re Really Spying on You

Kate Flora: Some years ago, I was speaking to a high school class about writing, and I was talking to them about how, as writers, we need to train ourselves to be observant. “You think you are here to watch me,” … Continue reading

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Doin’ Nuthin’

by Barb, who’s been enjoying a glorious February in Key West I handed in the manuscript for the seventh Maine Clambake Mystery, as well as the manuscript for my second holiday novella, on February 1. It has been a crazy … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Year

Hi folks–I’m on a February 1, double deadline, so today I’m rerunning an old favorite. See you next time. Barb A Writer’s Year By Noel Farquar, author of The Mean Streets and Fire Hydrants of Chicago, Ballou O’Brien Mystery#1 January: … Continue reading

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Living the Dream: The Writers’ Life

Authors write. No doubt about it. But in today’s world we also blog, speak at conferences, bookstores, libraries and schools, post on social media, send newsletters or notes to fans, and appear in venues as varied as 2500 person auditoriums … Continue reading

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The Kindness of Writers by Barbara Ross

So my mom died. I’ll write about that someday, probably soon, but I’m not ready. What I want to write about is the incredible kindness of writers. One of the things I loved about my corporate life was working with … Continue reading

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The Glamorous Life of the Author by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Many people come up to me and say, “Hey! Julia! What’s it like being the glamorous author of bestselling mysteries?” I usually just draw my full-length mink closer to myself and hurry past, but occasionally I like to share glimpses … Continue reading

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