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Christopher Fowler
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Here are some jottings I found on writing crime fiction. I have a sneaking feeling some of these points came from a US TV writer, but I can't for the life of me remember who - if it was you and I've not namechecked you, I'm sorry, tell me and I'll correct it. Crime is a Trojan horse It can be a vehicle for zeitgeist stories and iconic characters. The genre is a gateway to pretty much any kind of…
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Christopher Fowler
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Blake Snyder wrote terrific books on screenplay construction that I feel apply equally well to novels. His attitude was far less pretentious that most, and supersedes those volumes by Syd Field that now only seem to apply to 1980s action flicks. His book 'Save The Cat!' and its sequels sum up a lifetime of work - sadly, he recently died, but this, in summary, was his 'beats' storyline page, and…
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