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.
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.
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
Despite my almost unnatural love for the thriller – especially the spy thriller – my favorite novel of all time is actually Bram Stoker’s Dracula. It is, in my humble opinion, the most highly original and genuinely terrifying story I have ever read. Bram Stoker has brought into the public consciousness a…Continue
Posted on November 5, 2013 at 12:43am
First and foremost, I want to thank all of my new followers. Your kind words after reading my Freshly Pressed essay, “That Cursed Ruby Box,” meant a lot. In return, I promise to try my very best to provide consistently great content that inspires you to laugh, cry, run screaming, hide under your bed, take a shot of…Continue
Posted on March 28, 2013 at 7:53am