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Old Writing And New

I recently checked a book of pulp reprints out of the library and read a few of the short stories, including a fairly long Saint story by Leslie Charteris, one by Dashiell Hammett, and one by Steve Fisher. I was a big fan of the Saint stories in my late teens and I was a […]

Musing on Time & Writing

I like Time, but it often flees from me. Is Time your friend or an antagonist in your life?

High-concept Books And Book Buyer Remorse

The book publishing industry is losing customers at an unsustainable rate.  I suspect that “high-concept” books that turn out to be poorly written are part of the problem.  I know the combination has caused me to cut back on book buying.  I’m not sure how to deal with that, at the personal or the industry […]