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The fine line
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Sorry it's been awhile since my last post, life got in the way a bit, but here I am again so...In my previous post I spoke about something related to the point I want to make with this one. I last…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by I. J. Parker Nov 2, 2014.

Crime and the everyday
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Crime is nothing new, it's been around since Eve first ate from the tree, that is if you're a Godly person and a believer. We see, hear and read about it everyday and are often disgusted and appalled…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by J. E. Seymour Sep 21, 2014.

A little out there
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Not sure if this is where I'm meant to post an introduction, but hey, I'm throwing it out here.So how are you doing?My name's Rick and I'm new to this whole forum scene so I apologize if this is a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dana King Sep 17, 2014.

 

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Clara Alber left a comment for Rick Taylor
"claraalbert1@hotmail.comI am writing this mail to you with due respect trust and humanity, Honestly, I must first ask for apology to burden your respected life and for the surprise this letter may be seen to you because we have not been in much…"
Apr 17, 2015
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Mar 18, 2015
I. J. Parker replied to Rick Taylor's discussion The fine line
"I have problems with making killers likable. There has been too much of this lately and immature or disturbed people are influenced by it. I also think that any criminal is going to rationalize his behavior in terms of putting the blame on his…"
Nov 2, 2014
Debbie Bennett replied to Rick Taylor's discussion The fine line
"Fascinating. That's something that somehow appears in everything I write - I like to mix up the bad guys and the good guys a little! The series I'm currently writing goes one step further as I took the bad guy from another series and…"
Nov 2, 2014
Rick Taylor replied to Gavin Woods's discussion Writing Virgin
"As you're writing a Detective story Raymond Chandler is perfect reading, especially if you're wanting to establish a distinctive and stylised voice. His work has been a massive inspiration for my own, though my story is a street gang noir…"
Oct 28, 2014
Dana King replied to Rick Taylor's discussion The fine line
"What made Holmes great as a character was the timing: Doyle basically made the general people aware of forensic science. I love the stories, though I have some of the same concerns expressed here. What we need to do when assessing him is to think of…"
Oct 24, 2014
Rick Taylor replied to Rick Taylor's discussion The fine line
"I agree with everything you have said here. I'm so happy that you mentioned Sherlock Holmes, as great a character as he is I have always thought he was too close to perfect, granted he has the odd flaw but he was almost elevated to near…"
Oct 23, 2014
Liam Saville replied to Rick Taylor's discussion The fine line
"I agree with you Dana, I don't agree with a lot of what he wrote either.  For myself, in my own policing career, what I took out of it was that at times you may be faced with some difficult decisions. In making your decision, you have to…"
Oct 23, 2014
I. J. Parker replied to Rick Taylor's discussion The fine line
"The hero who is totally admirable is old and pretty much passe. In crime fiction, even the remote and brilliant detective showing off his superhuman intelligence is dated. This includes Sherlock Holmes in spite of the fact that he has a few…"
Oct 23, 2014
Dana King replied to Rick Taylor's discussion The fine line
"Thanks for providing that link, Liam. I disagree with some of what he wrote, and I'm not sure about quite a bit of it, but it certainly is thought-provoking. And timely, for me, as the book I'm planning on writing next will force my…"
Oct 23, 2014
Rick Taylor replied to Gavin Woods's discussion Writing Virgin
"I'm in the same position as you buddy in embarking on my first novel. What is helping me with my writing is what has already been mentioned previously, and that is for me to remain in that element as regards my entertainment, watching movies…"
Oct 23, 2014
Rick Taylor replied to Rick Taylor's discussion The fine line
"Even some of the most mundane, everyday things we do can be misunderstood and I find it interesting that in this genre that misunderstanding can be stretched to the extreme. And with what you attached, it's interesting because how far is too…"
Oct 23, 2014
Rick Taylor replied to Rick Taylor's discussion The fine line
"I suppose my character isn't an antihero, he's a needs must guy who at heart is a good person. The story is set in the bronx during the 1960s, raised in poverty, there's not many prospects for him so that's why he does what he…"
Oct 23, 2014
Liam Saville replied to Rick Taylor's discussion The fine line
"Interesting topic. I can't help but think back to my policing studies and a paper by Carl B Klockars called, "The Dirty Harry Problem." http://www.kyoolee.net/dirty_harry_problem__the_-_klockars.pdf  Klockars an associate…"
Oct 22, 2014
Dana King replied to Rick Taylor's discussion The fine line
"To me, anything that makes the characters seem more real to the reader is good. Life is rarely black and white; neither is good fiction. Your example of the note passer between gangs is a good example. Based on that description, I don't know…"
Oct 22, 2014
Rick Taylor posted a discussion

The fine line

Sorry it's been awhile since my last post, life got in the way a bit, but here I am again so...In my previous post I spoke about something related to the point I want to make with this one. I last wrote about the normalisation of chatacters within crime fiction, how they are fleshed out with aspects of the everyday such as jobs, family life and so on and how in doing this, despite the extreme circumstances they might find themselves in, the character is made more relatable to the reader because…See More
Oct 22, 2014

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About Me:
I'm a bit of a rocker with a touch of rockabilly, I love all kinds of music, tv and movies, of course reading and writing! And am really into sports though more the rough kind like boxing and MMA, also a fitness freak. I'm an easy going people person, always up for a laugh and meeting new people and enjoy both random and intellectual chats, though I have many simple moments!
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Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
S.E Hinton: The outsiders. That was then, this is now. Rumblefish (one of my all time favorites). Richard Price: The Wanderers. Mario Puzo: The Godfather and all its sequels and prequels (love a good gangster read). Dennis Lehane. George Pelecanos. Lorenzo Carcaterra and many more.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
The Wanderers (Favorite!), The Godfather trilogy, A bronx tale, The Soprano's, Boardwalk Empire, Sons of Anarchy and Ray Donovan (both a bit of an obsession!)

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At 8:55pm on April 17, 2015, Clara Alber said…

claraalbert1@hotmail.com

I am writing this mail to you with due respect trust and humanity, Honestly, I must first ask for apology to burden your respected life and for the surprise this letter may be seen to you because we have not been in much communication. But I want you to contact me back for important issue here claraalbert1@hotmail.com

Clara.

At 10:14pm on September 7, 2014, Iain Parke said…

Something I posted testerday - for your amusement: Rgds Iain

At 9:36am on September 6, 2014, Stephen Brayton said…

Cool. Always interested in chatting with fellow martial artists.

At 9:27am on September 5, 2014, Iain Parke said…

Hi - cheers for the add and the note - hope you enjoy The Brethren MC books - let me know!

Rgds

Iain

 
 
 

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