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Tom Cruise to play Jack Reacher
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Cammy May Hunnicutt Jul 16, 2012.

"Why we love bad writing" -- Follow up on the recent Docx article
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What's your favorite chase scene in a novel?
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John Dishon replied to I. J. Parker's discussion Used E-Books
"You might as well make your books DRM-free because it is stupid easy to break the DRM anyway."
Feb 21, 2013
John Dishon replied to Jude Hardin's discussion What is your purpose in life?
"Same here. But I only read the first book in the series. It was well-written, but one of the most boring books I've ever read. Lacks all tension. "
Feb 12, 2013
John Dishon replied to I. J. Parker's discussion Hilary Mantel's advice for writers
"I'm a huge Cormac McCarthy fan. When I first started reading his work the lack of quotation marks through me off, but now reading his novels is just like reading any other. He's proven (at least to me) that when dialogue is well-crafted,…"
Feb 10, 2013
John Dishon replied to Jude Hardin's discussion How Much Do You Put Out?
"I don't think speed necessarily indicates anything. If you are really comfortable with your writing voice then increasing your output will not decrease your quality. But everyone is different. William Faulkner claimed to have written As I Lay…"
Feb 10, 2013
Cammy May Hunnicutt replied to John Dishon's discussion Tom Cruise to play Jack Reacher
"Christian Bale? Even Daniel Craig would be great.  I don't know if he's tall, but that doesn't matter that much in films.  And he actually looks a lot like the illustration of Reacher inside the cover of my edition of 61…"
Jul 16, 2012
Raymond Embrack replied to John Dishon's discussion Tom Cruise to play Jack Reacher
"You're right. Today Liam Neeson would be the go-to guy for Jack Reacher."
Jul 13, 2012
Tim Scanlon replied to John Dishon's discussion Tom Cruise to play Jack Reacher
"You forgot Liam Neeson. He has action movie chops now, having taken several roles that are just him beating the crap out of people for 90mins. I actually blogged about possible people to play the role of Reacher last…"
Jul 13, 2012
Raymond Embrack replied to John Dishon's discussion Tom Cruise to play Jack Reacher
"Actors in Jack Reacher's height range: Steven Seagal, the Rock, Ray Stevenson of "Kill the Irishman".....pick one. "
Jul 13, 2012

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New crime fiction magazine that actually pays money: The Big Click

http://www.thebigclickmag.com/

According to their guidelines:

We pay $100.00 for electronic rights (online and ebook) and for non-exclusive The Big Click–themed anthology rights.


They're closed for unsolicited submissions right now. First issue has a story by Ken Bruen.

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 11:52am

Sh*t Book Reviewers Say

Posted on February 20, 2012 at 11:30am

Kunlun Journal of Chinese Historical Fiction -- Now Accepting Submissions

I don't know how many here will be interested in this, but anyway:

 

I started an online literary journal dedicated to wuxia and other Chinese historical fiction. I'm currently accepting submissions for the first issue. Submission guidelines are here. Although Chinese fiction is the focus of the journal, I'll also accept stories set in Japan, Korea, Vietnam, etc. Aside…

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Posted on January 7, 2011 at 3:50pm — 10 Comments

Interview with Peter Straub





The background: Reddit asked Peter Straub ten questions and he answered them in this video. The questions were taken from the 10 highest voted questions from this thread:… Continue

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At 3:21am on January 8, 2011, cj forrest said…

Hello, John.  I do black and white ink illustrations if you have something in mind.  I’m not set up right now to do color.  I think we talked about using photoshop on a wacom tablet from an earlier posting.  Right now I’m trying break into publishing as an illustrator.  I draw and ink about twelve hours a day, and I have some illustrations nearing completion for SCBWI bulletin.  I understand if you can’t pay right now but that’s ok because I’m new too.  Throw me some ideas on what you would like to see in pen and ink, but if you’re only interested in color illustrations, maybe we can talk about doing something together at a later date.  Good luck.  cj  

At 10:19pm on January 21, 2010, Jenna Turpington said…
Should clarify that the term reisdential homes refers to State run residential institutions for the elderly, sick and children. (Not freebies for the rest of us residing in our own homes).
At 10:12pm on January 21, 2010, Jenna Turpington said…
After Borders closures, Britain is left with one national bookchain, Waterstones.
What appalling waste at the proposals to trash Border's book-stocks. The manpower costs in transporting books to trash sites and the disposing of them, could so easily be switched to donating them to residential homes of all ages, hospitals and at wounded veterans centres and to troops families.
At 8:07am on August 23, 2009, Preetham Grandhi said…
Hi John, I want to introduce you to my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a murder, mystery, psychological thriller and a tale of justice and hope. Do visit www.acircleofsouls.com to read more about the book. Make sure you sign up to win an autographed copy of the book. You can also read more reviews by clicking on the More Reviews button at the website. Thanks for your time in advance.

Best regards

Preetham Grandhi

Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”

Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."

Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"

Book Synopsis:

The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.

Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.

The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
At 5:29am on July 10, 2009, Benjamin Sobieck said…
You've got a refreshing, liberty-oriented viewpoint (your "prohibition doesn't work" comment). Thanks for sharing on my thread.
At 7:31am on May 22, 2009, Michael Solender said…
sorry didn't know you had to be registered, i'll post after the contest is over - i modified the post.
At 4:51am on February 21, 2009, Charlotte Williamson said…
John,
I feel redeemed and more determined about my discussion regarding the sometimes botched attempt at turning a book into a movie. When I booted up my computer this morning, guess what popped up on MSN? An ariticle entitled, "How Hollywood takes good books and makes them into bad movies." Perfect timing.
Charlotte
At 2:14am on February 11, 2009, B.R.Stateham said…
I'll look for The Cage, buddy, and give it a try!
At 2:40pm on March 25, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Hi John
Where can I find the video you raved about?
Or am I mistaken about who said what?
At 5:23pm on March 18, 2008, Ailene Yasmin said…
Couldn't reply to your discussion, so I will have to leave my opinion here. Hope that's OK. As for the first 100 words, I, sadly, must agree that if authors would like to be published those first 100 words (but it's really 50 pages) have to be tight, fast and furious. Otherwise, you will get the dreaded form rejection letter saying, "This is not for us..." etc.

If you have a connection with a publishing house or a relationship with your editor, then you may discuss alternative techniques, however, this is be done on the front-end of planning the next novel, not the debut, which many are in a position to do. Just not me. LOL. Besides, my favorite crime thrillers are all fast,, addictive, read-all-night, page turners. Who doesn't love that? You get away from formulaic writing by being creative within your idea and its execution, etc.

Thanks for the discussion...
 
 
 

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