Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Last Bullet

I have another story up at A Twist of Noir called The Last Bullet. It is a little different and I'm glad Christopher went for it. It is slower and more cerebral which I know can be an oxymoron in crime fiction but that's what short fiction is for - to try new things. 
I find it hard to write stuff so short (most of the online sites look for under 2000 words or some under 4000) It does force you to keep things tight and that is a good exercise in discipline. 
I'm trying to read some independently published stuff to maybe compile a list for the Film Noir myspace page. It's hard to fit it all in but I'm trying. I'm into a collection of novellas called Squid Pulp Blues and it's really different and good so far. I've honed the craft over more than 2 decades of seeking out the under-the-radar music that I love. Finding authors like that is a LOT more time consuming though. 
If anyone wants to send me stuff for free though..........

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Another Twist of Noir

I have another story up right now at A Twist of Noir. That makes two and Christopher who runs that site has expressed interest in having more than just run-of-the-mill crime stories so hopefully I can get more of the different type of stories I like. After all, it's all been done before me - and better too!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The debut issue of Crooked is out now and I have a story in it. It is called 'The Brass Ring' and is a real throwback to the 30's and 40's noir style (I tried anyway). Crooked looks to be a great place for crime fiction. They publish longer stories and the debut issue is chock full of some really good ones. 
If you read it and like it you can vote for it at Eastern Standard Crime which is the home site of Crooked's publisher. 
Here's hoping that 2009 is a great year for getting short stories out there and possibly publishing one of the novels. Jennifer Kohl and I are working hard to get our book out there (okay, she's doing all the work but I'm here for moral support). It's too good to keep under wraps.