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The Frame That Holds The Art

Remember when you read “Heart of Darkness” and it opened with Marlow sitting on that boat with those old guys and how he started telling them that story of how he went up the river to find Marlon Brando?

And how about that book that was letters Robert Walton wrote to his sister about this weird doctor called “Frankenstein”?

And that book Washington Irving put together from that colorful guy called “Crayon” with all that stuff about Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van… Continue

Added by Steve Weddle on September 10, 2009 at 7:40am — No Comments

Do Some Damage

Do Some Damage, the blog with me and some dudes with actual talent, launched this weekend.

Do Some Damage is a group of seven crime writers, each with a different voice and something to say. From grizzled vets to grizzly rooks, they pull back the curtain on the way the industry works. Whether beating deadlines or beating characters, each week they share their thoughts on reading, writing, plot, voice and all the sordid junk that… Continue

Added by Steve Weddle on August 4, 2009 at 10:31am — No Comments

Sensitive Artist

I stay home

Reading books that are beneath me,

And working on my work,

Which no one understands.

-- King Missile, 'Sensitive Artist'

Reposted from

Twenty years ago I was in Shreveport having dinner with King Missile. A few of us from the college radio station, KSCL, took the guys out for seafood on the south part of town, down around 70th Street on that stretch between Youree and Clyde Fant.

The name of the… Continue

Added by Steve Weddle on June 23, 2009 at 5:43am — No Comments

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