G. Patrick Johnson
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  • Manitou Springs, CO
  • United States
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What do you do when you discover a notable writer has already covered your plot?
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One time or another, I’m sure this has happened to everyone who writes. You come up with a great idea, a compelling idea; an idea you are absolutely certain is a fresh angle on the crime fiction…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by doug anderson Dec 5, 2009.


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moving from Los Angeles to the mountain town paradise of Manitou Springs, CO.
About Me:
I clawed my way up from the American underbelly of dark and dangerous places to taste the sweet smell of success. Triumph was fleeting. After crashing once again back into dark and dangerous places, I am humbled, wiser, and write about it through the genre of noir fiction.

I'm presently in the process of writing a story of crime, corruption, and racism set against the backdrop of the 73' Tom Bradley mayoral election.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Ross MacDonald
Walter Mosley (Wow! Just wow!)
Jim Thompson
Megan Abbott (she has transcended the "formula")
James Ellroy (shattered the rules with American Tabloid & Cold Six Thousand)
Kinky Friedman (crime fiction CAN be funny; especially when it involves the Village Irregulars)
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Classic movie person with a special affection for gritty 70's detective movies, blaxploitation, Spaghetti Westerns, cheezy hot rod flicks from the 50's and Russ Meyer-type kitsch......

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At 2:14am on October 14, 2009, Reece Hirsch said…
Hi Patrick -- Thanks. I really like your idea of setting a crime story against the backdrop of the Bradley election. Best of luck with it. Reece
At 7:39am on October 10, 2009, Mike Dennis said…
You came to the right place. You'll do fine. It's a great site.
At 3:59pm on October 9, 2009, Mike Dennis said…
Glad I drew a response, Patrick. Are you going to Bouchercon next week?
At 6:01am on October 8, 2009, L. A. Starks said…
Manitou Springs is beautiful. My aunt lived in Divide for a while.

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