I have the guts of a book in My Documents, waiting for 'continuity.' (Get done!) I've just
finished two books, (procrastination?) Max Allen Collins – Quarry
in the Middle. (Hard Case Crime), and James Patterson – Cross
Country, ($1 bin at the Good Will).
I liked Collins, minimalistic style, noir-ish, protagonist in charge.
Even though James Paterson sells millions, I found his story simply a well disguised chase scene, with an ending that was flat for me. But it sure kept me tuning pages.
I want to combine both styles.
Dilemma: My book needs punch. After reading these two books, character arguments that end in, “You're
wrong. Look it up.” must end in physical violence. And the “Boy,
she sure had nice eyes,”
some kind of wild sex scene. Boring is death. I need punch.
So your favorites, it you will. Two authors who write believable sex scenes. And two for outright
violence. Not to cut and paste, but to get the feel, (literally).
Main stream fiction, last four/five years or so.
Supposed to write about what you know. Well, I don't need to get into any more street fights, to gain new insights on how it 'feels' getting the shyt kicked out of me. And as for wild sex? That's a
vague, very vague memory, at best. And my idea of 'wild' back then
Like I say, I need help.
Signed, In Need of Sex and Violence!