Even though this week has been a busy one, and I've had a ton on my mind, I don't have a whole lot to say. I'm still processing a lot of it. There was a lot of good and a lot of bad. Thoughts which make we want to give up writing (perminantly) roll though my head even as I write this. Maybe the darkness will win out, maybe not. I have no way to read the future.
Instead, I want to give you this. I've written in a lot of genres since I started putting pen to paper, but my first novel is solidly detective/noir. What I found one day was a list of rules written by one of detective fiction's great authors, Dashiell Hammett. I wanted to share that list with you.
If you write mysteries, it should have several nuggets for you to look at and consider. But if you don't, take a look anyway. It has tidbits which can help all of us, Most of it is still valid. Give it a lookie-loo and tell me what you think.
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