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More on writing at pulp speed

First of all, I’ve been interviewed by British crime fiction writer J.T. Baptiste for the 12 days of crime series on her blog. We talk about writing, reading, favourite characters, Edgar Wallace movies and Dr. Mabuse, who is one of … Continue reading

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Writing like the pulp writers of old

I’ve made no secret of my admiration for the work ethic and writing speed of the old pulp writers. I’ve posted several articles comparing indie publishing to the spirit of the pulp era in these pages. What is more, I’ve … Continue reading

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How to write short mysteries fast

As some regulars here may know, I’m a big fan of the Eight Hour Writing Challenge instigated by Donald Rump of KBoards. It’s a great way to make yourself produce something publishable in a short period of time and increase … Continue reading

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Why and how to write novellas

In the past, I blogged about how the rise of e-publishing has also given the longer forms of short fiction, namely the novelette and the novella, a new lease on life after traditional print publishing had largely eliminated them. But … Continue reading

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An interview and other writerly links of interest

First of all, I have been interviewed by Brianna Lee McKenzie at The Cozy Corner Reading Room, so come on over and say hello. WNR Media interviews Nathalie Hamidi about her website Find, Read, Love which helps readers to find … Continue reading

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The Renaissance of Short Fiction

The New York Times has an article about the renaissance of the short story due to the rise of digital reading. Since this is the books section of the New York Times, the focus is of course on literary short … Continue reading

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