Re: RARA-AVIS: "Wade Miller" and the Collaborative Process

From: Ed Lynskey (
Date: 23 Apr 2006

I wrote a short piece on the Wade Miller writing combo, first to appear in Mystery*File, and later at Noir Originals. This is the pointer:

If you can find the Whit Masterson original print hardbacks, there's an interesting write-up on the rear dustjackets about how they did it. Fascinating stuff by first-rate writers.

Ed Lynskey

--- Mark Francis <> wrote:

> Been working my way through the Wade Miller catalog - I have
> read most of the Max Thursday novels, the recent Hard Case
> reprint, and a few PBO gems like "The Big Guy" and,
> currently,
> "Devil on Two Sticks."
> I have been more than impressed with the quality of writing
> in most of these, and very intrigued by the process involved
> when 2 people continually collaborate on a series of novels.
> Was one primarily a plotter while the other did the
> "writing?"
> Did they take turns on chapters? Was one a dialogue
> specialist,
> the other a "character man?"
> If anyone can point me towards a comprehensive overview
> of these two writers and their process, or, better yet, has
> the
> information themselves and would like to take the time to
> share
> some of this knowledge on-list, I would be extremely
> grateful.
> Thanks,
> Mark Francis

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