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Pros and Cons of Writing a Novel on Spec
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Miriam Pia Aug 20, 2011.


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About Me:
Lynyrd Skynyrd meets Elmore Leonard. William Dylan Powell writes dark, and often funny, mystery fiction set in Texas. He's the author or co-author of a half-dozen books, and winner of awards from the Robert L. Fish Memorial Award Fund and the Mystery Writers of America. Powell's work has been featured in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Demolition Magazine and a host of fine truck stop bathroom walls across the Texas badlands. When not writing fiction, he is the creative director at a Houston ad agency.
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Books And Authors I Like:
Joe Lansdale
Jason Starr
Charlie Huston
Allan Guthrie
Dave Zeltserman
Ian Rankin
Ken Bruen
Goeff Nicholson
Robert Wilson
James Lee Burke
Stephen Graham Jones
Anthony Neil Smith
Victor Gischler
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
WKUK. Masterpiece Theater. Lawrence of Arabia. Airplane!

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At 12:54pm on March 18, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Just saying Hi and wishing you luck with your writing. Not sure what to say about the golf problem. I have "golfer's elbow," and I've never played.
At 5:12am on March 9, 2008, Dave Zeltserman said…
Dylan, from what I can tell through web surfing there's a lot in common between Wing Chun and what we've been learning. We do a lot of close fighting where we try to have a simultaenous block+strike. A lot of minimal movement also. We also do a lot of energy redirecting--directing energy away from the attack and back to the attacker.

Let me know how it goes at Murder by the Book. While Small Crimes won't be released in the US until the fall, I think bookstores can order it directly from Serpent's Tail. I'm curious.
At 1:08am on March 9, 2008, Dave Zeltserman said…
Hey William, glad to see you joined Crimespace. Congrats also on your black belt! I'm not sure on the lineage of my school--pretty much ignorant on the history of this stuff--but the school centers on the southern style animal forms, northern style long fist, then for second degree black belt training and up, more internal forms (tai chi, budha palms, bagwa). What's the focus of your school?
At 11:41am on February 5, 2008, JackBludis said…
If done all your gigs other than Black Belt. No license required to tend bar in MD. So I'm with you there, but I may challenge you for the title of World's Worst Golfer.
At 11:30am on February 1, 2008, Leigh Lundin said…
For Dylan fans, the dude's scheduled to have an article in Criminal Brief:

At 12:16am on January 30, 2008, Leigh Lundin said…
Hey pal! You found it too!
At 3:20am on January 23, 2008, L. A. Starks said…
I agree. MBB is quite a resource for all of us who are readers, and for authors as well.
At 12:42pm on January 22, 2008, joe miller said…
I might be a challanger to the title of world's worst golfer...

At 9:40pm on January 21, 2008, L. A. Starks said…
You might enjoy the fact that 13 DAYS is set in Houston. It's at Murder by the Book and a few other Houston-area bookstores.
At 5:15am on January 21, 2008, MysteryDawg said…
Welcome aboard.Look forward to seeing on the boards and your participation on this site. All the best.....

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