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How to Research a Genre #writing #genre

Whether a writer is trying a new genre or continuing in an old genre, genre research is a good idea. Lawrence Block, who wrote ‘Writing the Novel: From Plot to Print’ gives some instruction on how to do this research. 801 more words


Taking a Virtual Walk

Most folks who know me know that I am a huge Lawrence Block fan.

Early today, I received a newsletter from him that discussed, among other things, his book Random Walk. 243 more words


After the First Death, by Lawrence Block

One of the two famous repeating characters in Lawrence Block’s fiction, the detective Matthew Scudder, is featured in eighteen books. He is a character enriched by a collection of evolving strengths and faults, not the least being his alcoholism. 921 more words


Lawrence Block’s Matthew Scudder Makes Graphic Novel Debut

In crime-ravaged 1980’s New York City, troubled ex-cop-turned-unlicensed-detective Matthew Scudder takes on his most dangerous case, hunting down a serial killer-hitman and ultimately coming to face-to-face with his deadliest enemy— 316 more words


October reads - a list

I stocked up on some quick-to-read crime fiction this month, with plenty of Hard Case Crime volumes and a couple books out of the Parker series. 1,300 more words


A Diet of Treacle by Lawrence Block

For the most part, reading the early books of famed crime writer Lawrence Block have been low-risk, entertaining tasks. I often see prototypes of characters later written into the Matthew Scudder series, but the plots have been consistently clear and settings evocative. 715 more words