Writing Observations: Backstory

Thursday, May 17, 2018

I finished reading a slim, hardboiled novel the other day of 142 pages and marveled again about how much story these good writers from the ’50s could cram…

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Treasures

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

All kinds of cool treasures are rolling in these days. It’s nice to have friends. I’ll save more detailed descriptions for a day when I have a little…

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Great Western Reads Part 2

Friday, December 8, 2017

It’s not just that I want a western. I want them with lean prose and a lot of action; with characters deep enough to care about, with believable…

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Great Western Reads Part 1

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Everyone’s heard of Louis L’Amour. It seems like most “best western” conversations begin and end with him, although you might hear a mention of Max Brand or Riders…

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