Thanks vicki & everyone else! Wow. I am already learning
a lot from reading these messages. I am writing a PI novel
with slightly occult themes now, so I have a lot to read
here. And nothing to contribute, since you are all so much
more well-read than I am!
Come closer: it's funny, I certainly didn't think of it as
"noir" when I wrote it. I'd been reading noir forever and
learned a lot from it about building tension, writing
econonomically, etc. but I really thought of noir as a subset
of crime/mystery at the time. I wasn't familiar with the
broader sense of the word. So I thought cc was just this
creepy thing I was writing that would never fit in anywhere,
and first it didn't. I was glad when people started to call
it noir, though, because as most of you know it's much easier
to sell a book if you can put it in a category. So that was a
relief. And it was really other writers, especially the kind
and wonderful community of noir writers, who kept the book
alive and sort of defined it and gave it a life. I'm very
grateful for that.
So that's it. I combined your questions, vicki, but I figured
it would be more interesting that way!
On Tue, 10 Jun 2008 5:29 am,
> Hi, Sara, welcome!
> As a newcomer to the list, I wonder if you could tell us a little about
> you got started into noir. Also, your novel Come Closer stands out from
> others because of its originality and the haunting psychological
> aspect, so
> I'm wondering what gave you the idea for that or how it relates to your
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