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No Such Thing As Fiction
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I pose this question to all of us here and invite all comments and thoughts:  Do we write crime novels, craft exquisite villains and then kill them off as a way of exorcising our own psychological…Continue

Tags: demons, villains, fiction

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Oct 13, 2011.

 

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Jan 22, 2012
Albert A. Noyer left a comment for Lisa Polisar
"Hi Lisa; Just sent you a regular e-mail, but guess I made this new site work too. You look great surfing! As Jeff in the comments, I may not be here that often, but hope to keep in touch. Albert Noyer"
Oct 17, 2011
Lisa Polisar left a comment for Albert A. Noyer
"Hi Albert, nice to see you here!!"
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Susan left a comment for Lisa Polisar
"Hi Lisa, happy to meet you and good luck with your writing! Susan"
Oct 13, 2011
Lisa Polisar replied to Susan's discussion Check out review of my thriller on Huffington Post!
"That's a fantastic review, warmest congratulations on the great press and exposure!"
Oct 13, 2011
Susan replied to Lisa Polisar's discussion No Such Thing As Fiction
"Interesting question. Many if not most of my novels were inspired either by actual crimes or, in the case of my latest which involves a stalker, something that happened to someone I know. However, these are only inspirations. I create new characters…"
Oct 13, 2011
Jeff Markowitz left a comment for Lisa Polisar
"Thanks for the friend request.  I'm not here very often anymore, but perhaps I should be."
Oct 13, 2011
Dana King replied to Lisa Polisar's discussion No Such Thing As Fiction
"It could also be actionable if the wrong someone else reads them. Never let the truth get in the way of a good story, but never let it dictate to you, either. No matter how much you draw from real life, you need plausible deniability."
Oct 13, 2011
Lisa Polisar replied to Lisa Polisar's discussion No Such Thing As Fiction
"Oh, funny! I definitely missed that one."
Oct 13, 2011
I. J. Parker replied to Lisa Polisar's discussion No Such Thing As Fiction
"That could be uncomfortable if your family reads your books."
Oct 13, 2011
Lisa Polisar replied to Lisa Polisar's discussion No Such Thing As Fiction
"My scary discovery, over the years, has been when I write non-fiction without realizing it. I mean, it would take someone very close to us to suggest that this is what we're doing, but when my mother first read Blackwater Tango, she said…"
Oct 13, 2011
Brian Hoffman replied to Lisa Polisar's discussion No Such Thing As Fiction
"It was a reference to Francis Pharcellus Church's poem, "Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus"."
Oct 13, 2011
Lisa Polisar replied to Lisa Polisar's discussion No Such Thing As Fiction
"Interesting, and thanks for your reply. (And my name is Lisa)"
Oct 13, 2011
I. J. Parker replied to Lisa Polisar's discussion No Such Thing As Fiction
"Of course not!  And absolutely it's fiction.   For that matter, there is nothing wrong with drawing on our experiences, emotions, and observations when creating characters. But I know of no one who becomes an author in order to…"
Oct 13, 2011
Brian Hoffman replied to Lisa Polisar's discussion No Such Thing As Fiction
"This is an interesting question.  I agree that what we write is infused with elements of reality.  In my stories, I'm careful to make sure "real" things like buildings and law and personalities are presented as accurately as…"
Oct 13, 2011
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No Such Thing As Fiction

I pose this question to all of us here and invite all comments and thoughts:  Do we write crime novels, craft exquisite villains and then kill them off as a way of exorcising our own psychological demons? And if this is true and we're subconsciously (or consciously) drawing on our own lives, paths, and pain, is there really any such thing as fiction??
Oct 13, 2011

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Hometown:
Hingham, Massachusetts
About Me:
I am a published mystery author, journalist, and musician. My latest book, Escape: Dark Mystery Tales, is a collection of short mystery fiction, spanning nearly every sub-genre of mystery: cozy English suspense, thriller, police procedural, etc.
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http://www.lisapolisar.com
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Favorite Book: The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez Reverte

Favorite Author: Aldous Huxley

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At 2:12am on October 17, 2011, Albert A. Noyer said…

Hi Lisa;

Just sent you a regular e-mail, but guess I made this new site work too.

You look great surfing!

As Jeff in the comments, I may not be here that often, but hope to keep in touch.

Albert Noyer

At 11:09am on October 13, 2011, Susan said…

Hi Lisa, happy to meet you and good luck with your writing!

Susan

At 10:42am on October 13, 2011, Jeff Markowitz said…
Thanks for the friend request.  I'm not here very often anymore, but perhaps I should be.
At 9:22am on January 5, 2011, Johnny Russell said…
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