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D.R. MacMaster's Discussions

The Bad Title Game
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Started this discussion. Last reply by A F Waddell Dec 15, 2008.

Any Bond Fans Out There
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Karyn J. Powers Dec 1, 2008.

 

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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.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Website:
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 replied to Albert Tucher's discussion A new personal best!
"The one who instant rejected my non-query is on every social networking site making a big deal about how open he is to new writers, it's how we met. That little incident taught me that he seemed to be more interested in getting his butt kissed…"
Sep 14, 2010
D.R. MacMaster replied to Albert Tucher's discussion A new personal best!
"I have that beat. I literally got a rejection in the time it took to click from the "Message Sent" page to the "Inbox" page. Less than ten seconds. The greater irony was that it wasn't even a query. I had communicated with…"
Sep 14, 2010
D.R. MacMaster replied to Stacy's discussion Your Most Hated Genre?
"I think the "super-genius serial killer" subgenre has burnt itself out. Also books about suburban ennui where nothing actually happens bore me to tears."
Sep 3, 2010
D.R. MacMaster and jedidiah ayres are now friends
Aug 29, 2010
D.R. MacMaster replied to Stacy's discussion What Show Are You Most Anticipating the Return of This Season?
"Numbers was canceled by CBS at the end of last season. Sorry to break it to ya like this."
Aug 25, 2010
D.R. MacMaster replied to Caroline Trippe's discussion Your Favorite Most Annoying Character
"I first came across Lynley through the TV shows, and even then I thought he could have done a lot better than Helen, who really grated. The mystery project I'm working on right now does feature a supporting character who is deliberately…"
Aug 17, 2010
D.R. MacMaster replied to Jim Thomsen's discussion Are the Authors You Know Nice People ... or Jerks?
"I think the explosion of these fake memoirs is because every writer wants to think they're Hemingway, living a life of adventure that they then write about, instead of a frustrated and grumpy scribbler stuck at a desk jotting down little…"
Aug 16, 2010
D.R. MacMaster replied to Jim Thomsen's discussion Are the Authors You Know Nice People ... or Jerks?
"Most writers I've encountered have been nice. I'm a royal jerk though, so it evens out somewhere.... I guess...."
Aug 15, 2010

 
 
 

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