D.R. MacMaster
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About Me:
I'm a writer of many genres, having written two science fiction novels, one being reviewed by a publisher (knock wood) and I had a trilogy of short fantasy adventure stories published in a now defunct e-zine, and a short crime story in Out of the Gutter #3 called The Death of Suzie Sunshine.

I also have a short story called the Dixie Chrononauts now available in...


I'm also at Twitter, so follow me and tweet away...


I've just started writing my first crime novel. Also a fan of many different crime writers. I also have a blog under the pen name of Furious D, where I dissect the business side of pop culture. I am also writing a non-fiction book, inspired by my blog, where I try to explain the business of pop culture to the average media outsider.
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Reader, Writer
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http://dknowsall.blogspot.com
Books And Authors I Like:
Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Ian Rankin, PD James, Ian Fleming, James Ellroy, Jim Thompson, Arthur Conan Doyle, Georges Simenon, Harlan Ellison, JRR Tolkien, PG Wodehouse, William Gibson, and hundreds of others.

D.R. MacMaster's Blog

Spontaneous Clues?

I'm attempting to write my first "whodunnit" style novel about a comic book artist who stumbles on a murder during a comic book convention. I introduced a sort of comic-relief sidekick at the beginning of the novel, and one of his running gags was a tendency to make up double entendre based phony names.



Yesterday I was laying out alibis for my suspects, and one of them, an actress of the "she ain't pretty she just looks that way" variety has an… Continue

Posted on July 3, 2010 at 5:49am — 2 Comments

The Title Conundrum

I have a mystery story I'm developing. Got a nice twisty plot, some quirky characters, some nice twists, and potential for the sort of snarky satire I get noticed for. It looks like it can be a really fun project.



But there's a catch.



I hate the title I came up with. It takes place in and around a comic book convention, and all I could come up with was "Mint Condition Corpse." It just seems to on the money, and a little too cheeky, but it's the only part of this project that's… Continue

Posted on April 26, 2010 at 1:40pm — 4 Comments

Well isn't this a pleasant surprise...

My blog The Furious D Show was listed as one of Total Film's 600 Blogs You Might Have Missed. Sure I'm just one of 600, but it's nice to know that someone acknowledges my existence in a crowded blogosphere.

Posted on January 31, 2010 at 12:49pm — 2 Comments

I Finally Did It

I caved in and finally signed up for Twitter.

Which means that Twitter is now officially no longer cool. Feel free to "follow" me like a lovelorn stalker at:

http://twitter.com/FuriousDShow

Any other Twits out there?

Posted on January 11, 2010 at 12:40pm

A little shameless plugging

If anyone here is a member of Authonomy, the Harper-Collins writing site, then you can do me a solid. My novel JOE AVERAGE is currently up on the site, and so far the response has been really good. Actually the response has been great, but like Kanye West, I'm a…
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Posted on September 15, 2009 at 11:50am

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At 3:22pm on July 15, 2009, Dawn M. Kravagna said…
Thanks for taking the time to respond to my inquiry regarding public domain and Sherlock Holmes!
At 2:22am on December 27, 2008, Shannon Clute said…
Thanks for the invitation. I see we have many favorite atuhors in common, so I look forward to sharing thoughts.

Happy holidays.
At 4:07am on November 8, 2008, Brian L Porter said…
Thanks a lot for the congratulations D.R. Much appreciated.

Regards

Brian
At 12:21am on October 15, 2008, JackBludis said…
Great response to the "defining noir" discussion. I agree with everything you say. My definitions, of course, is just a shorthand way to describe noir and hardboiled.
At 12:20pm on October 13, 2008, Shannon Clute said…
Thanks for the invite D.R. MacMaster. Love your list of favorite authors, and I've got money that if you read the latest from Megan Abbott and Michael Connelly, you'll be adding to that list.
At 10:54am on October 13, 2008, Lawrence Kelter said…
any time-- Good luck with your writing.

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D.R. MacMaster and jedidiah ayres are now friends
Aug 29, 2010
D.R. MacMaster and Christopher Valen are now friends
Aug 13, 2010
D.R. MacMaster commented on D.R. MacMaster's blog post Spontaneous Clues?
"I am aiming for some satire. Especially about where comics meet the movie industry's mix of big money, bigger egos, and small brains."
Jul 3, 2010
John McFetridge commented on D.R. MacMaster's blog post Spontaneous Clues?
"I like the idea of a novel set at a comic book convention. Sharon McCrumb set Bimbos of the Death Sun at a sci fi convention, but that was really a comic novel. It does sound like yours will also be funny. Good luck with it."
Jul 3, 2010
D.R. MacMaster posted a blog post

Spontaneous Clues?

I'm attempting to write my first "whodunnit" style novel about a comic book artist who stumbles on a murder during a comic book convention. I introduced a sort of comic-relief sidekick at the beginning of the novel, and one of his running gags was a tendency to make up double entendre based phony names.Yesterday I was laying out alibis for my suspects, and one of them, an actress of the "she ain't pretty she just looks that way" variety has an alibi in the form of a drunken one night stand.…See More
Jul 3, 2010
D.R. MacMaster commented on I. J. Parker's blog post Finally: THE MASUDA AFFAIR
"Congrats on the new publisher, and I wish you truckloads of luck with this publisher."
Apr 29, 2010
D.R. MacMaster commented on D.R. MacMaster's blog post The Title Conundrum
"It is hard, because it's a very specific sub-culture (Comic book geeks, superheroes, conventions, expensive collectibles, etc.) with their own lingo, and I need something that acts as some sort of an intro to that sub-culture. "Funny"…"
Apr 27, 2010
I. J. Parker commented on D.R. MacMaster's blog post The Title Conundrum
"Funny Money?"
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