Tag: noir fiction

  • Review: Minis

    Today I am going to do a… Hmmm, not sure what to call this. A bunch of mini-reviews, I guess. I’m up to my elbows in writing Dragon Noir, 1200 words already this morning, when I looked at the clock and realized I’d better stop a moment and do the blog. I’d planned to review…

  • Shifting Gears

    That funny grinding noise you hear is my brain trying to shift from school speed to writing, full steam ahead.  Last night I felt rather lost, thinking: I’ve got homework, I am sure… wait, no.  So I stepped away from the computer, and picked up a stack of books to study beginnings, before starting Dragon…

  • Beautiful America: Pulp Fiction

    Beautiful America: Pulp Fiction

    I love used book stores. I have never really been attracted to new book stores, for a couple of reasons. As a child and teen, I couldn’t afford to pay cover price for a book. I think the only books I ever had brand new was the complete LM Montgomery set in paperback that was…

  • Reading Noir

    Reading Noir

    I’m beginning to write Trickster Noir, the sequel to Pixie Noir. To get into the mood, I’m reading noir fiction. I’ve been looking for recommendations, and was given a nice list by friends. For Pixie, I was reading Spillane and Louis L’Amour’s detective stories. I’d been reading Hammett a few months before I started writing…

  • The Marinated Writer

    The Marinated Writer

    I know what you are thinking, and no, that’s not what I was marinating in. We did have a beer with dinner last night, and that’s as much as I’ve drunk in a week, so I’m not *that* kind of writer. What I am is one gathering flavor for my writing by reading. In this…