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A Stop on the Blog Tour

J.E. Fishman

The talented and interesting writer Don Mitchell, whom I met years ago through the Nervous Breakdown literary website, has roped me into an informal author blog tour, connecting me to Carol Houlihan Flynn, who officially passed the ball to me.

As often happens, I soon read more

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Is Fiction Growing More “Acute”?

Two years ago, the best paper writers in an essay for The New York Observer entitled “Where Have All the Mailers Gone?” the cultural critic Lee Siegel wrote: “For about a million reasons, fiction has now become a museum-piece genre most of whose practitioners are read more

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Have You Hugged Your Novelist Today?

Lately my middle-school daughter has many opportunities to look at me with chagrin. On the airplane when I get up to stretch in the aisle she hisses through gritted teeth: “Would you please sit down. It’s embarrassing!” When the headmaster of her school was arrested read more
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Naming Names: Chalmer Jagus

Sometimes a character name just floats up to you unbidden, and only later do you see the meaning. That’s how it was for me and the bad guy from The Dark Pool, Chalmer Jagus.

I knew I wanted a name that befit a good ole read more

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Write What You Don’t Know

It’s the most clichéd advice in the fiction game: write what you know. But it’s wrong. Better advice is: write what turns you on. Let me explain.

I recently shared with two friends advance reading copies for the first in my Bomb Squad NYC series read more

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