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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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How Do You Write a Great Hardboiled Novel? The Late, Great Robert B. Parker Gave Me an Earful of Advice

Twenty-six years ago, long before I’d written my first crime novel, I had a long conversation with the great Robert B. Parker and got an earful about how it’s done. I thought a lot about that conversation last night after … Continue reading

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