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Writing the Novel from Plot to Print to Pixel

Back in 1978, Lawrence Block released a book detailing his advice for prospective novelists.  Now, nearly forty years later, while much of the material is still relevant, Block decided to add and expand the text with the digital world in mind.   246 more words


The Night And The Music

The Night & The Music holds eleven Scudder short stories that cover a wide spectrum of his literary life.  The first few tales take place while Matt was still sucking down bourbon and coffee while the latter bring us up to his marriage with Elaine as well as his friendship with Irish gangster Mick Ballou. 267 more words


Review: Writing the Novel from Plot to Print to Pixel: Expanded and Updated!

Writing the Novel from Plot to Print to Pixel: Expanded and Updated! by Lawrence Block

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ve said it before I’ll say it again… Reading Lawrence Block’s writing books is like having a best friend who’s a successful writer taking you out for a coffee and giving you the low down about what it takes to have a career. 490 more words


I Don't Drink It No More*

With all of the crime-fictional characters who drink (and sometimes, who drink quite a lot), you might think that drinking is almost a prerequisite for being a sleuth or other major character in a crime novel. 1,010 more words

Agatha Christie

Writer's Quote Wednesday // Lawrence Block

Hello and happy middle of the week everyone! It’s time for Writer’s Quote Wednesday, a weekly event hosted by Colleen at Silver Threading. Each week bloggers share their favorite quotes to inspire and motivate each other to keep writing and working toward our goals. 739 more words


Time to Get Serious About Your Writing Career

Back in the 1980s I wanted to be a writer and I didn’t know any writers or have access to any writers, so I turned to how-to books to learn how it was done. 918 more words

In General

A Walk Among the Tombstones

Liam Neeson stars in movies about the same rate that Michael Caine managed from the late 60s through 1990. A Walk Among The Tombstones feels like a throwback to that era: a lean, workman-like detective story whose pacing and editing isn’t flashy. 584 more words

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