Category Archives: Readers

Eat, listen and be happy

Very rarely do two such excellent things come together at the same time as they will Thursday night, when Walker Memorial Library  in Westbrook, Maine, hosts “Cookies & Crime.” Yes, you read that right. Cookies. And Crime. What’s not to like? … Continue reading

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Sisters in Crime reading weekend was just what weary writers needed

It’s tough these days to get anyone together for anything. All the conveniences we have are supposed to make things so much easier, but it seems like it just causes people to put more on their plate. So when Sisters … Continue reading

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New Englanders: Get out and READ (or be read to) this weekend!

The New England chapter of Sisters in Crime is hold six Murder by the Minute reads across the region — even in New York! — this weekend. It’s a great event, and the readers would love to see you there. … Continue reading

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Swain Again-MRUs

During Mary Buckham’s recent online Pacing class, she suggested we improve our scene pacing by following a model found in Chapter 4 of  Dwight V. Swain’s book, Techniques of the Selling Writer. That model involves breaking scenes into goal/conflict/disaster, followed … Continue reading

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A Trip Report and a New Journey

A while back I posted a blog about an upcoming vacation David and I were taking to Quebec City and how we would follow the trail of a favorite author’s sleuth—Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache, the protagonist of her novel, Bury … Continue reading

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