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  • It may be true that, as Michael Blowhard contends, Gold Medal Books, publisher of pulp/noir fiction in the 1950s, "had a greater impact on the content and form [of] American fiction-writing than any other postwar book publisher," although he doesn't really provide much support for this claim beyond citing a few films that were adapted from Gold Medal books, as well as various filmmakers who obviously enough have been influenced by the noir style.

    Genre Fiction

  • It would seem that MB is trying to expand the definition of "American fiction-writing" by insisting we include the practice of those writers aiming for a popular audience.

    Genre Fiction

  • It contains fewer word-pictures and other extreme acrobatic notational flourishes, but it also takes the self-reflexive portrayal of the fiction-writing process even farther.

    January 2010

  • What exactly are the rules of fiction-writing that "apply to us all," other than that those who do write novels should do so in an interesting or compelling way?

    The Biographical Fallacy

  • If the idea is still to re-create the past so we might consider it as the past, I'm still not clear how such work really advances the cause of fiction-writing.

    Historical Fiction

  • Our usually intrepid beer writers Donavan has been busy lately with some of his fiction-writing projects, so I'm going to hop (pun intended) in here today and let you know about the next Firkin Friday Cask Night at DEKS restaurant in Rocky Point, NY.

    Long Island Beer Events

  • Unlike many of her contemporaries in the fiction-writing trade, Robinson understands that a fashionable atheism is far graver a threat to literature than religious intolerance.

    Absence of Mind « Unknowing

  • In a short novella (or better, a long short story), Report on the Status Quo, published as a stand-alone book, Sanderson (under his fiction-writing pseudonym, Terence Roberts) offers an alternate history of a post-WWIII world that finds itself under siege by monstrous creatures from the past.

    Ivan T. Sanderson's Cryptofiction

  • Though do try to wedge in a moment or two for fiction-writing, if possible.

    Ten Rules for Writing

  • Mr. Lovesey, a former English teacher, wrote the book hoping to win a £1,000 fiction-writing prize he did.

    Master of Moods, From Comic to Grim


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