Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: The Stuff People Skip

From: E.Borgers (
Date: 16 Jan 2006

About "rules" and other similar stuff applied to writing, I recommend the excellent set of articles by Russell James published in the British specialist magazine "Crime Time" (3 parts already published, and a fourth is coming in the next issue). It's full of good sense, witty, documented... and it was also mentioning the "skip" rule as an example. And it speaks also about mystery writers and how 'they' wrote good mystery novels...

HOW TO WRITE A DAMN GOOD NOVEL (in CT 44 - CT 45) followed by: HOW *THEY* WROTE A DAMN GOOD NOVEL (in the latest issue CT 46 - to be continued)

You will certainly remember Russell James, excellent British author of HB/noir novels -most of them about the underworld.

(In case you read French, there is a translation of the articles in POLAR NOIR, at: )


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