Thanks for friending me! Yes, the snow is slowly -- sloooooooooooowly -- melting here. Good to know a fellow Michigander! check out my blog at http://lighthousemysteries.wordpress.com .... thanks again! Meg
Hi, Anne. Thank you for dropping by. Hope to hear read more from you. By the way, if you have any stories about PEDs [personal electronic devices] and officials or the law please drop them by. I'm collecting them. How are they regarded in Texas?
Does it matter where in Texas? If you're say in Fort Worth, Paris, Henderson, or across the Llan Plateau, the panhandle, or the border from Louisiana, are they equally well served and received? Anyone?
There is. In the real world there is no such thing as a phylum or a genre. One thing blends into the next. These are artificial distinctions we have created to make reality manageable. They are useful but we shouldn't let them rule us. Is "Othello" a crime story or a classic tragedy? It is both, and we should never forget that Shakespeare, who universally regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, wrote commercial fiction for a popular audience. Not only that, he often padded his texts to increase their length. London theater audiences were very volatile, and could riot and damage a theater if they did not think they were getting their money's worth. To this end, Shakespeare included plenty of bawdy comedy, outlandish fight scenes, grotesque puns, obscene buffooneries, spilled blood and limitless gore--in short, all the Ramboesque departures from "good taste" the movies are accused of today.
I write realistic crime fiction. Live in Tyler. Former college history teacher, former cattleman, former aid to the dean of the Texas House of Representatives. You can Google "Milton T. Burton" and find my books. What do you write?