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Using Slang and Curse words – How Much is Okay?

I’ve seen this topic circulating around the writing community a lot lately: when is it okay to use curse words in your story? And on a related topic: how much current slang is okay? 589 more words

Writings About Writing

friday movie quote

“The prettier the bait, the better the catch… That’s an old saying I just made up.”

-Nick Charles (William Powell), Song of the Thin Man (1947)


Oh Nicky

For years, I have been a fan of The Thin Man movies which led me to the decision to read the original Thin Man book by Dashiell Hammett. 170 more words

The Big Knockover by Dashiell Hammett

The Continental Ops stories by Dashiell Hammett, originally published in the various pulp mystery magazines of the 1920s through 1950s, are collected in four different books, with some overlap. 478 more words


Mondays Muse

Hi all, and happy 2016!

So, to kick off today’s Mondays Muse, I just thought I’d tell you all about Dashiell Hammett’s “The Thin Man,” which I just finished reading. 338 more words

Author To Author

The Thin Man (1934)

At once primitive and shockingly modern is one way to describe the 1934 classic, The Thin Man. It seems creaky and hopelessly old-fashioned in the way it sets up its crime story. 627 more words

Film Reviews

And the bandage fell off

I woke up today and the pressure bandage on my neck just fell off my neck. I rushed to the bathroom to check out if the wound was exposed, if I had to be scared, and instead, I saw the tiny scar, the piece of the suture that is still sticking out and — most importantly — I could see my neck. 395 more words