Category Archives: Writing/Writers

Jarett Kobek In NYC Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Jarett is best known among regular readers as the creator and keeper of the wonderful “An Indefensibly Underdesigned Webpage on the Topic of Mr. Derek Raymond, alias Mr. Robin Cook, the Author.” Latecomers to him will know only his novel, … Continue reading

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Paul Léautaud

Paul Léautaud According to Nancy Mitford in The Letters of Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh (p. 251), Leautaud was an eccentric literary critic and diarist who said he loved cats and dogs more than people, lived on nothing but potatoes … Continue reading

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Robert Beltran Speaks Trek Hard Truths

Star Trek’s Robert Beltran: The Prime Directive is ‘fascist crap’ Excellent timing that this appeared today. I was just thinking about the implications of the Prime Directive last night (yes, I am serious). “The idea of leaving any species to … Continue reading

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J.K. Rowling: The Only Things A Writer Needs


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Be An Artist. Not A Brand.

Because the book upset Dan Clark so much, I’m now reading Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole by Benjamin R. Barber. Everything is worse than I ever thought.

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Writer J.K.Rowling On “Rules For Success”


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Writer Derek Raymond’s Beret


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What Would YOUR Life Be Like With FREE $600/Day?

I hope not like this one: ‘Her blood was drained’: Graphic novelist charged with killing girlfriend in Hollywood Propped up by a nearly $18,000 per month allowance from his parents… Boldfaced emphasis added by me. Fry the fucker.

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Pay Attention! It’s The French!

Twitter: No cracks about Jerry Lewis. Those are film critics, not literary critics.

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Punk Rock Crime Fiction

Writer Jo Nesbø on Punk, Football and Why Most Crime Fiction Sucks VICE: Hi Jo. You once described crime novels as the “punk rock of literature”. What did you mean by that? Jo Nesbø: To me, punk rock is about … Continue reading

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