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Writing a Hard-Boild Crime Novel, an 80-Year-Old Form, and Making It Fresh and Contemporary

Ever since I read a paperback copy of Raymond Chandler’s The Long Goodbye about fifty years ago, I have loved hard-boiled crime novels; but when I finally sat down to write my first one, I confronted a problem: How could … Continue reading

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Dancing With Myself

Nigel Bird’s website, “Sea Minor,” has writers interview themselves. Here’s the Q&A I wrote for him: You quit a secure senior editing job at The Associated Press to try to make a living writing crime novels. Are you nuts? Secure? … Continue reading

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Gregory McDonald, Creator of Fletch, Still Has Much to Teach Us About Reading and Writing

Gregory McDonald, author of the Fletch mystery novels, interviewed by Edgar Award-nominated author Bruce DeSilva Continue reading

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