A friend of mine, despite my gentle attempts to steer her in a direction not fraught with poverty and disappointment, has decided she wants to be a writer of fiction. About the time she made this decision, Jonathan Franzen published his piece on rules for writers. An odd collection of fancifully stated obviousness (the reader … Continue reading Practical Rules for Writing (Re: Franzen)
Episode 4 of Bad Business will drop next week. In Ep. 4 Todd, Paul, and I talk about James Ellroy’s American Tabloid, and Elmore Leonard’s Unknown Man No. 89.
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-h4d22-9f9694 In episode 3, Paul, Todd, and I talk about Charles Willeford's The Woman Chaser and Megan Abbott's Die a Little. NOTE: Despite Heather's valiant efforts the audio is still a little uneven in this episode, but the conversation is good.
Episode 3 of Bad Business will drop next week. We’ll be discussing Charles Willeford’s novel The Woman Chaser and Megan Abbott’s Die A Little. WARNING: Despite Heather’s valiant efforts, the audio is still a bit rough, but it’s better than what I recorded. So, put all the blame on me for not being able to … Continue reading Bad Business Episode 3 Will Drop Next Week & A Warning
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-sby6u-9e4964 In episode 2, Todd, Paul and I discuss Raymond Chandler and his novel The Long Goodbye.
Episode 2 of Bad Business will drop tomorrow, November 6th. In episode 2, Todd, Paul, and I discuss Raymond Chandler and his novel The Long Goodbye.
Writing & Submitting: In October I started working on revisions to Far Nineteen again. I’ve kind of lost track of how long I’ve been working on this story. I think I might have written the initial pages for it (all revised or cut away by now) a year or more before I began work on … Continue reading First Saturday Report: November