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Banned from Crimewave Forum
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I attempted to register for a forum run by the Crimewave ezine and was informed that my email address had been banned.  Since I have never posted on that site, much less offended anyone there, I find…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dana King May 9, 2010.

Too Many Characters Spoil the Book?
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Someone pointed out to me that my book has 30 characters and that could be a problem.  If it were War and Piece, that's one thing; but my novel will probably be about 300 pages.  Of course, many of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anderson Ryle Jan 13.

Keeping It Fresh: Being Original About Endangering the Hero
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I'm about to write a scene in which the hero is captured by bad guys and interrogated after which he is surely to be killed if he doesn't do something remarkable or get himself rescued.  I'm…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith thomson Mar 15, 2010.

Saw Avatar Today
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The most visually amazing movie I have ever seen. The digital animation works great. The story is a simple allegory that has been done a million times but I didn't mind. Loved it.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Suzanne Jan 22, 2010.

 

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Anderson Ryle replied to doug anderson's discussion Too Many Characters Spoil the Book?
"The Count of Monte Christo is over a thousand pages long, and has a large number of characters. However, one of the most incredible things about that story is how many times a character can rewoven into the story. Some of them serve three different…"
Jan 13
Jack Bludis replied to doug anderson's discussion Too Many Characters Spoil the Book?
"A new appreciation for WAR AND PEACE as a result of watching the eight-hour LIFETIME/BBC TV presentation of the work. I saw the Audrey Hepburn Henry Fonda three and one half hour dramatization of the work, and it did little for me but take up my…"
Feb 18, 2016
doug anderson replied to Christopher Valen's discussion Boycott of Arizona
"He's a terrific writer in anything he does."
May 12, 2010
doug anderson replied to Christopher Valen's discussion Boycott of Arizona
"It's certainly a great subject. My answer is that people want moral engagement. They see the mess of the world and want to make sense out of it. Even writers like John Banville are writing crime fiction now. After years of exploring literary…"
May 12, 2010
doug anderson replied to Christopher Valen's discussion Boycott of Arizona
"I'm writing a novel that concerns human and arms trafficking. All of this stuff is woven together. Also, I enjoy contemporary crime fiction that deals with these subjects. The economics of contemporary crime are bound up with drugs. Gangs exist…"
May 12, 2010
doug anderson replied to Christopher Valen's discussion Boycott of Arizona
"Well, crime fiction has made some really important observations about the illegal drug business, n'est ce-pas? It's a subject that concerns us. Also, true crime. I would recommend Down By the River,by Charles Bowden. Brilliant. What thread…"
May 12, 2010
Dana King replied to doug anderson's discussion Banned from Crimewave Forum
"This happened to me once. Contact tech support and they'll square you away."
May 9, 2010
I. J. Parker replied to doug anderson's discussion Banned from Crimewave Forum
"Sounds like a glitch. I can't post on any Yahoo site. Every time I try to sign up, they tell me my e-mail is wrong."
May 8, 2010
doug anderson replied to doug anderson's discussion Banned from Crimewave Forum
"Have done, thank you."
May 8, 2010
Pepper Smith replied to doug anderson's discussion Banned from Crimewave Forum
"I'd try contacting the folks who run it. Maybe there's a glitch in the software or something."
May 8, 2010
doug anderson replied to doug anderson's discussion Banned from Crimewave Forum
"Ha ha ha ha"
May 8, 2010
Jon Loomis replied to doug anderson's discussion Banned from Crimewave Forum
"Damn, I hate to get banned preemptively. Maybe the word's getting out, Doug."
May 8, 2010
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Banned from Crimewave Forum

I attempted to register for a forum run by the Crimewave ezine and was informed that my email address had been banned.  Since I have never posted on that site, much less offended anyone there, I find this strange.  Anybody else had this experience?See More
May 8, 2010
doug anderson replied to Christopher Valen's discussion Boycott of Arizona
"This may be true; however, the legislation itself is dangerous. The drug violence needs to be separated from immigration issues. 70 percent of agriculture in this country, as well as much of the garment industry, exploits immigrant labor to make big…"
May 8, 2010
doug anderson replied to Christopher Valen's discussion Boycott of Arizona
"I think this is an excellent idea. Right wing politicians manipulate fear impulsively, and this legislation neither solves the problem of drug violence in the Southwest: in fact, it spreads law enforcement thin and creates a new layer of…"
May 8, 2010
doug anderson replied to Christopher Valen's discussion Boycott of Arizona
"I think this is an excellent idea. Right wing politicians manipulate fear impulsively, and this legislation neither solves the problem of drug violence in the Southwest: in fact, it spreads law enforcement thin and creates a new layer of…"
May 8, 2010

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Hometown:
memphis, TN
About Me:
Have published poetry, memoir and written plays. I'm now trying my hand at crime fiction. Have been reading Jenny Siler, John Harvey, John Banville and others. I believe crime fiction is serious literature: all it has to be is good.
I Am A:
Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
John Banville, John Harvey, Jenny Siler, Alan Furst, John Lecarre, James Lee Burke, Raymond Chandler, etc. etc.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Dexter

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