Tag: Quote for the Day

Quote for the Day: Joel Edgerton

Two choice quotes from Joel Edgerton “My theory is that noir films became less popular because they always represented the central female as a black widow,” he said. “With modern feminist ideas you can’t just keep painting females as bad,…

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The beauty and freedom of writing a stand alone is you can do anything you want. Blow up the world, go ahead. Have mutant alligators crawl out of the sewers…sweet. Your main character loses their mind midway in the book…

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Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press. In addition to Spinetingler his work has appeared in Crimespree magazine and at BSC Review, Galleycat and the Mulholland Books website. He…

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And then should readers be taking genre fiction seriously at all? Well, in my more serious moments I like to think of crime fiction (some, certainly not all, crime fiction) as satire. An opportunity to take potshots at the maniacs…

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HERE ARE THE DANGER SIGNALS. ANY TIME TWO CHARACTERS ARE TALKING ABOUT A THIRD, THE SCENE IS A CROCK OF SHIT. ANY TIME ANY CHARACTER IS SAYING TO ANOTHER “AS YOU KNOW”, THAT IS, TELLING ANOTHER CHARACTER WHAT YOU, THE…

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Ever wonder how NBC keeps churning out fresh, new “Law & Order” episodes after 20 years? Well, now you can write one yourself! Just follow these 10 easy steps! STEP 1) Start with the voiceover introduction: “In the Criminal Justice…

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‘I don’t see this [a cheeky reference, among other asides, by Lauren Beukes to the mid-1990s flood of middle-class memoirs to which I am guilty of contributing] as a reminder to be careful when talking about our past at all.…

Quote for the Day II

Chandler was a maestro of hard-boiled detective literature – and Carver brought suburban noir-realism to the American short story. Both writers mastered American lingo, character and the backwater emotional landscapes of the Promised Land. Both men pretty much drank themselves…

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Because truth is stranger then fiction and you can’t make stuff like this up. You’ll probably want to read this one twice. “One night in the summer of 2001, after he’d slathered her in Vaseline (“He liked you all greased…

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Okay, I get it, in crime fiction readers want cops to solve the crimes and catch the bad guys. And then usually they want the cops to shoot the bad guys because we really don’t like all those lawyers getting…

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It has been said that the reader generates just as much meaning from a text as a writer does, and as such no matter how fair and nuanced writers become in their depictions of Natives, the possibility of someone (over)reading…

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“Writing from deep in the blood and bone is the best kind of fiction, so far as I’m concerned, even if I have to pay the price. Drama is conflict. Conflict is, to whatever end or purpose, naturally dark and…

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Let’s be honest, down there in the gutter is where most of us live better than half the time anyhow, probably a lot more than half. And if we are talking about those states of consciousness kept on back-burner low-simmer,…

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