Dana King's Blog – August 2009 Archive (2)

The Catfather

About ten years ago, as a writing exercise, I wrote several fairy tales on the premise, "What if [insert famous writer's name here] had written [insert fairy tale here]?" They were a lot of fun to write, and taught me a lot about voice, both as a reader and as a writer. Last May I posted my idea of how Mickey Spillane may have written "Jack and the Beanstalk." Today's humble submission is… Continue

Added by Dana King on August 22, 2009 at 5:20am — No Comments

Good Reads for July

(Also posted in One Bite at a Time.)

Swag, Elmore Leonard - John McFetridge cites this book almost as often as Toronto is colder than Miami. Since John is mistaken about such things even less frequently than that, I finally got around to reading it, and he's right again. Classic Leonard, with two criminals who aren't as smart as they think they are. The dialog is spot on, and the story is a little more tightly plotted… Continue

Added by Dana King on August 2, 2009 at 4:47am — No Comments

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