Hi, Crimespacers,Recently I started a discussion here about humor and whether it belongs in a hard-boiled thriller or noir. I've just written a blog post about it and if you've got the time, check…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Victoria Dougherty Feb 6, 2013.
Hi, Everyone. First - thanks for all the replies about comedy and the thriller. I've got a new question. What provides better atmosphere in a thriller/mystery/crime novel, fog or pollution? I mean…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by John Michael Brantingham Oct 2, 2012.
John Dolan is fun. He’s dry, he’s politically incorrect – two traits that do it for me the way a pair of big breasts and a small…Continue
Posted on February 4, 2014 at 7:47am — 2 Comments
First, I want to thank all of you who have already said your piece, continue to weigh in, or will contribute your ideas for what you think half of our world’s population should be reading fiction-wise. This will be an on-going discussion, so please don’t think you’ve missed the boat.
Truth is, I am on a…Continue
Posted on December 29, 2013 at 6:23am — 10 Comments
According to recent statistics, men have all but stopped reading fiction. Do they watch great television? Yes. Do they read non-fiction? Some. But the novel – that great interior journey – seems to have been lost to them.
It wasn’t always this way.
The path from boyhood to manhood used to…Continue
Posted on November 28, 2013 at 7:57am — 13 Comments
A few weeks ago, I was asked to participate in the Iron Writer Challenge in which 4 writers are asked to write a fictional short story in 4 days time and are given 4 elements to work with and a 500 word limit. Readers then get to vote on which story they liked the best.
I’ll be honest with you, I don’t even…Continue
Posted on November 12, 2013 at 8:30am — 2 Comments