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Possible influence of James Lee Burke
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Twilight of the Drifter, my southern gothic crime-and-blues odyssey, has been released. Lately I'm starting to wonder if subconsciously we're influenced by certain crime writers whose work is so…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by I. J. Parker Feb 20, 2012.

stalking the springboard for a crime novel
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I. J. Parker replied to shelly frome's discussion Possible influence of James Lee Burke
"Well, I like Shelly's answer, too.  :)"
Feb 20, 2012
D. L. R. replied to shelly frome's discussion Possible influence of James Lee Burke
"LOL = Laugh Out Loud. "
Feb 20, 2012
shelly frome replied to shelly frome's discussion Possible influence of James Lee Burke
"Thanks for your reply. (By the way, what does LOL mean? Are you wishing one of your fellow writers lots of luck?) At any rate, the only thing I think I subconsciously garnered from James Lee Burke was a deep southern sense of menace--an…"
Feb 20, 2012
I. J. Parker replied to shelly frome's discussion Possible influence of James Lee Burke
"LOL.  Yes.  I feel the same way.  However, keep in mind that whatever you may "take" from a writer you admire will be adjusted to your own plot and theme and filtered through your personal vision.  It will…"
Feb 20, 2012
D. L. R. replied to shelly frome's discussion Possible influence of James Lee Burke
"Whenever a writer really wows me (like James Lee Burke and Ross MacDonald) I deconstruct those parts that impressed me, so that I completely understand just exactly what they did and how they did it, so that when writing later, I am less likely to…"
Feb 19, 2012
I. J. Parker replied to shelly frome's discussion Possible influence of James Lee Burke
"But this has always been true.  We make our own choices."
Feb 10, 2012
Dana King replied to shelly frome's discussion Possible influence of James Lee Burke
"I agree, Jon. We're all the product of everyone we read in some way. It gets run through the blender of our minds and is directed by our unique set of gifts, but no one writers in a vacuum."
Feb 9, 2012
Jon Loomis replied to shelly frome's discussion Possible influence of James Lee Burke
"A lot depends on the scenery.  Burke writes about place as much as he writes about character or crime.  He's smart enough to know that, and to give us a good look around when we enter one of his books.  If you're writing a…"
Feb 9, 2012
I. J. Parker replied to shelly frome's discussion Possible influence of James Lee Burke
"James Lee Burke is interesting because he's apparently the only one who gets away with description of scenery, is in fact praised for it.  He does set pieces, very well done, but he pops them in here and there in an otherwise fairly…"
Feb 8, 2012
Dana King replied to shelly frome's discussion Possible influence of James Lee Burke
"Absolutely. We're influenced in some way by just about everything we read, if we're paying attention. Even if it's just a reminder of things we don't like and don't want to see creep into our own work. The influence…"
Feb 8, 2012
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Possible influence of James Lee Burke

Twilight of the Drifter, my southern gothic crime-and-blues odyssey, has been released. Lately I'm starting to wonder if subconsciously we're influenced by certain crime writers whose work is so unique and pervasive that it sometimes filters through our narratives. Again, not directly, but as an amophous strain.Just a thought.Best,Shelly Frome See More
Feb 8, 2012
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Mar 17, 2011
Frank Gates replied to shelly frome's discussion stalking the springboard for a crime novel
"I think that was meant to be a blog post?? I like your writing style, Shelly"
Feb 10, 2011
cj forrest replied to shelly frome's discussion stalking the springboard for a crime novel
"I find this to be a very profound posting by Shelly.  He might be trying to springboard our ESP skills or something of that nature. Or maybe, just maybe it’s more esoteric or existentialistic in the intent.  You know, a kinda…"
Jan 24, 2011

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Miami, Florida
About Me:
I write fiction and non-fiction. All my fiction is based in one way or another on crime.
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Books And Authors I Like:
Thomas Perry
James Lee Burke
Raymond Chandler
Hemingway
Steinbeck
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Chinatown
Michael Clayton
True Grit
Crazy Heart
On the Waterfront

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