Lawrence Block

Clean Copy for Dirty Books Leads to a Life of Crime. By Rick Pullen When they’re young, most writers dream of writing the great American novel. Lawrence Block was more pragmatic. He wrote erotica. It not only paid the bills but forced him to write clean copy for dirty books. He was forced to write […]

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Randy Wayne White

The Relentless Randy Wayne White He’s Pretty Good, If You Can Get Him. By Rick Pullen The New Yorker editor reached Randy Wayne White at his historic waterfront home high atop a historic Indian mound on Pine Island on Florida’s Gulf Coast. “We’d like you to write a story about the Everglades for us,” she […]

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Tom Straw

A Few Curveballs in his Path to Published Author The rule of thumb in book publishing is simple: Unless your name is Harper Lee, your first novel will not be your best and most likely won’t be a bestseller either. All other mere mortals in the world must rely on a well-measured publishing axiom known […]

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