Re: RARA-AVIS: Writers' writings on writing

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 10 Nov 2002

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Al:> > Any recommendations for books/articles/essays/tips on
> > writing by hardboiled/noir practioners?
> >
Bill:> Lawrence Block, Telling Lies for Fun and Profit.
> Dean Koontz (OK, stretching a bit here), Writing Popular
> Fiction.

Thanks Bill, and Mark for the Highsmith recommendation. Impressed that you both knew what "practioners" were. Opinions on Ross Macdonald's "On Crime Writing" sought before I spend a small fortune on it.


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