B.R.Stateham's Blog – April 2011 Archive (11)

Do readers of noir prefer the bad guys over the good guys?

On my blog tonight is a little musing about three characters I write.  Two homicide cops and a professional killer.  And the more vocal fans who prefer the killer.  So what does that say about those who read the genre?

http://noirtaketurner-frank.blogspot.com/

Added by B.R.Stateham on April 28, 2011 at 12:59pm — 1 Comment

Everybody has their own little check list when it comes to writing.

The rules of writing.  Seems like everyone is coming up with a list of rules on how to write the prefect story.  I have a list.  But I don't call them rules.  Rules sounds so coldly efficient, don't you think?  Mine are 'suggestions.'  Take a look at them and tell me what you think.

http://noirtaketurner-frank.blogspot.com/

Added by B.R.Stateham on April 27, 2011 at 1:32pm — 1 Comment

People we think we may know.

A series I'm trying to write is based off a guy I actually knew.  And didn't know at the same time.  A stranger with a smiling face whom I knew since I was born.  Yet someone holding back a big portion of their life no one knew about.

 

Go over there and see what I have to say.  Maybe you'll agree with me.

http://noirtaketurner-frank.blogspot.com/

Added by B.R.Stateham on April 19, 2011 at 12:58am — No Comments

Talking about ebook sales, and Lady Luck, on my blog site today

How do you sell ebooks?  By social networking alone?  By thumping the streets with shoe leather to every book store you can find and hawking your wares personally?  Go over and read the blog.  Make a comment.  It doesn't hurt.  Much.

http://noirtaketurner-frank.blogspot.com/

Added by B.R.Stateham on April 18, 2011 at 3:05am — No Comments

Black and white hardboiled/noir movies

Over in my blog I wrote about watching Dashiell Hammitt's 'The Glass Key' on Turner's Classic Movies.  The movie had Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake and William Bendix in it.  A great movie.  Go over and read it and see if you agree with me.  Maybe you will.  Maybe you won't.  But let's have some fun talking about it.

http://noirtaketurner-frank.blogspot.com/

Added by B.R.Stateham on April 16, 2011 at 6:20am — No Comments

I.J. Parker . . . forgive me.

Writing is a mystery.  And the fame that comes to one writer and bypasses another even a greater mystery to contemplate.

 

We have a great writer here in Crimespace.  She writes a wonderful set of novels called the Sugwara Akitada series.  Her name is I.J. Parker. If you are into historical detectives, her Akitada novels are for you.  The best of the best.

 

But success . . . fame. . . recognition.  A mystery.  Read my blog and see what I have to say about it. …

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Added by B.R.Stateham on April 10, 2011 at 3:37am — 1 Comment

The need for heroes in the genre called hardboiled/noir

Over on my blog today I talk about the need all of us have for a hero to be in our lives.  Whether we want one or not.  And especially so when we read  hardboiled/noir.

 

Click below and come over and read it for yourself.  Make a comment or two.

http://noirtaketurner-frank.blogspot.com/

Added by B.R.Stateham on April 8, 2011 at 6:55am — No Comments

I'm not saying you need to listen to it, but . . . .

If you didn't hear my interview on Giovanni Gelati's The G-Zone blogtalk radio show, you can listen to it now.  Yeah, yeah . . . I know.  I sound like a Southern hick.  Big deal.

 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gelatisscoop/2011/04/06/br-stateham-rw-doyen-stop-by-the-g-zone-to-talk-about

Added by B.R.Stateham on April 7, 2011 at 4:11am — 2 Comments

Drop in at the G-Zone and let's talk shop, baby.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) at 9 am EST, I'll be the guest on Giovanni Gelati's blogtalk rado show, the G-Zone.  We'll tak about books, writing, what goes on in the warpred mind of a noir writer.  And other goodies.  So tune in, dial up, and join the conversations!

 

Find the conversations here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gelatisscoop

Added by B.R.Stateham on April 6, 2011 at 6:59am — No Comments

Call Me Smitty: Deadly Intent

Part two of a four part series featuring the stories of a character of mine called Smitty is now available. Only .99cents each.  A total of 12 stories when all is said and done.  You can find it here:

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Added by B.R.Stateham on April 2, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Maybe you're interested; maybe not

I've reactived and renamed an old blog.  It's now called In the Dark Mind of B.R. Stateham. You can find it here:

         http://noirtaketurner-frank.blogspot.com

 

The last couple of entries talk about luck and writers need to have some.  Come over and take a peek.  Make a comment.

Added by B.R.Stateham on April 1, 2011 at 1:09am — 3 Comments

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