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What writers say about Writing

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

-Ernest Hemingway

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. 

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Where You Come From*

One of the interesting things about fictional PIs is the diversity in their backgrounds. The profession isn’t limited to people who have a particular academic degree or job experience. 1,030 more words

Agatha Christie

Review: Time to Murder and Create by Lawrence Block

A couple of weeks back I read A Drop of the Hard Stuff, which reminded me how much I enjoy Lawrence Block, and in particular his Matthew Scudder novels. 295 more words

Book Review

September reads - a list

This is a list of the month’s reading experiences, with a sentence or two about each.

The Best

A Scanner Darkly, by Philip K. Dick (1977) – This is one of PKD’s top-tier novels, and the best book I’ve read so far that features the drug counter-culture of the middle decades of the 20th century. 902 more words


Five More Books from Hard Case Crime

Continuing the tour into the Hard Case Crime catalogue, we have five more crime novels, including two from Lawrence Block that almost bookend his entire career: 967 more words


Review: The Sins of the Father by Lawrence Block

Lawrence Block’s first Matthew Scudder novel, The Sins of the Father, is exactly what I want from a crime novel. It’s spare and lean, and propulsive. 343 more words

Book Review

Weird Dreams

I think my subconscious is plotting a new story or working kinks out of a current project. Why would I think that? You ask. Because my dreams have been weird lately. 201 more words