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Literary Foreplay: How the Pros Get You in the Mood!

Literary Foreplay: How the Pros Get You in the Mood!

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While out in Phoenix last week I had the pleasure of spending a delightful afternoon with ...

Jay Gatsby and Notorious B.I.G.: A Match Made in Baseball Heaven

Jay Gatsby and Notorious B.I.G.: A Match Made in Baseball Heaven

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Ah, baseball season has arrived! And with it, the joy of the walk-up song. For the ...

The Magical Lure of the Intimate Voice

The Magical Lure of the Intimate Voice

I have written here and elsewhere of the power of a great opening line. If you ...

Bringing Up the Rear: The Literary Mic Drop

Bringing Up the Rear: The Literary Mic Drop

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Many years ago, my agent offered me the following advice: "The most important sentence of your novel ...

From Hard-Boiled Mysteries to Film Noir to the World

From Hard-Boiled Mysteries to Film Noir to the World

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Earlier this month, the St Louis Jewish Film Festival asked me to introduce the screening of ...

The Big Lebowski Meets The Big Sleep

The Big Lebowski Meets The Big Sleep

The other night I settled down to watch "The Big Lebowski," a terrific Coen brothers film ...

A Real Time Machine

A Real Time Machine

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For the first time in my writing career, I had to step into a time machine ...

Who Tells the Story: From the Bible to Marlowe

Who Tells the Story: From the Bible to Marlowe

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Who will tell the story? Every author must answer that question before typing "Chapter One" at the ...

My 5 Favorite Narrators (Part 3)

My 5 Favorite Narrators (Part 3)

In my last post, I discussed the 2nd of my 5 favorite narrators, Raymond Chandler's private ...

My 5 Favorite Narrators (Part 2)

My 5 Favorite Narrators (Part 2)

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In this series of posts I discuss my five favorite fictional narrators. My first narrator, discussed ...