What's wrong with a kiss, boy? Hmm? Why not start her off with a nice kiss? You don't have to go leaping straight for the clitoris like a bull at a gate. Give her a kiss, boy.
--from Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

Probably some of the best writing advice I'v ever heard.

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The Maltese Falcon is written much like this, in what I was taught is called "camera eye POV." Dialog, action, and description. Nothing in anyone's head, no individual perceptions, very much like watching a movie. It takes someone with a lot of skill to keep that compelling for a couple of hundred pages, but it's very effective when done well.

Hammett, needless to say, pulls it off effortlessly.
He went all the way in the Glass Key. Not a single internal thought.
Hey Jude,
Sorry, couldn't resist. So far you're the only who picked up on the double entendre. Let's see if my body grabbed any readers.
All the best,
Well, your body grabbed me, Margot. :)


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