Monday, May 21, 2018

October2018 Meeting

Maine Romance Writers is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting romance and other fiction writers via networking and programming. Through monthly meetings and workshops, we strive to provide continuing assistance in the journey to publication, whether by a traditional path, a small press, or independent publishing.

Our next meeting is Saturday, October 13th at the USM Campus in Lewiston, Maine

Looking to add some realism to your thriller/mystery writing? 

Join Bruce Robert Coffin, Retired Detective Sergeant and bestselling mystery author as he discusses police procedure, murder investigations, and more. You’ll learn The who, what, why, when, and how of investigations and how to apply that knowledge to your work. Some of the topics covered will include: The CSI effect. What is it and why it doesn’t fly in high-end writing? Evidence gathering (the real deal). Cold Cases. What are they and how are they investigated?First response vs. CID (two worlds-two goals) Dealing with the media. Hierarchy and chain of command. Job stressors and how cops cope (or don’t). Telling lies (everybody does it).

Bruce Robert Coffin is the bestselling author of the Detective Byron mystery series and former detective sergeant with more than twenty-seven years in law enforcement. At the time of his retirement, from the Portland, Maine police department, he supervised all homicide and violent crime investigations for Maine's largest city. Bruce also spent four years working counter-terrorism with the FBI, where he earned the Director's Award, the highest honor a non-agent can receive.

Meeting Location:
 USM Lewiston Campus
51 Westminster Street; Room 103
Lewiston, ME 04240

Click here for directions                 Click here for a campus map

Meeting Times:
General Meeting: 11 AM - 12 PM
Brown Bag Social 12 PM - 1 PM
Speaker: 1 PM - 2 PM

New members are always welcome, no matter where you are on your writing journey. If you're interested in joining our group, click here for more info!