Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Beat On The Street

Finally, we were able to have Trick-or-Treat this Saturday, after the powers that be in my town postponed it, because of the ice/snow storms that brought most of Massachusetts to its knees. We were lucky to have not lost our electricity, but a whole lot of people went up to five days without it. The official hours of T-or-T were 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Very strange, as it was sunny out the whole time. $10.00 at the Salvation Army got me the above Disco Dan get-up.

Here's a few things of note that I checked out on the web.

- It's November, so that means it's Noir time over at Absolutely * Kate's place. Already some great stories have been posted by some familiar names. Today, it is Chris Rhatigan. Bop on over to The Bijou HERE

- Speaking of Mr. Rhatigan, he provided links to some very good stories by Erin Cole and Julie Morrigan HERE

-Darren Sant provided an excellent review of Paul Brazill's "Drunk On The Moon" series HERE

- Over at Tony Black's Place, Ray Banks is talking to Allen Guthrie about "Dead Money" Not to be missed, HERE

- Editor at the Flash Fiction Offensive, Dave Barber, has announced that the FFO has re-opened for submissions HERE

- Seems like Mr. Barber also has some competition in his house. Check out his daughter's first published piece of writing, and be sure to take a look at all the comments  HERE

- Top writer and overall good guy, Nigel Bird, has an interview over at Luca Veste's blog HERE

- Last week, Sandra Seamans had an excellent post regarding the lack of women getting published in crime fiction, and self- promotion HERE.  Well, Chris LaTray has taken the baton from Sandra and posted a candid, well thought out post HERE

- I had never heard of film director Jim Jarmusch before, but thanks to Paul Waters' Blackwatertown blog, I am very intrigued by the films he has made, especially "Dead Man" starring one of my fave actors, Johnny Depp.  Check out another well written and interesting segment of "The Day I Met..." HERE

- Finally, author Lee Goldberg of "Monk" fame, and Joe Konrath share some intesting stats regarding their print vs ebook sales at Joe K's blog HERE

7 comments:

  1. Glad you menttioned Trick or Treat considering that outfit! :)

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  2. Charles- Haha, unfortunately, I could not find any platform shoes, which would have made me look like a 6'6" fool. :)

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  3. Great round up as usual, and great get up!

    I really liked Dead Man when I saw it many years ago. I should probably revisit it.

    Just to add to your round up, I somehow learned that Darren Sant is calling for one more writer for his Tales From the Longcroft Estate series. Might be a great gig for the right person. Details HERE.

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  4. Thanks Seana- I remember seeing Darren's call for stories for TFtLE, but totally forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder. I'm thinking I don't know enough Brit Grit to ocme up with something that would seem legit. But going to give it another look, just in case. Hope all is well!

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  5. Thanks, Sean, and I''m glad you all finally got have Halloween. I probably shouldn't tell you how sunny it was here on the day.

    I'm attempting to do Nanowrimo this year, so probably won't have time to try any other writing projects!

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  6. Wow, NaNo, impressive, and best of luck with it. I hope it turns into a novel I can read someday. You def have the talent for it, for sure!

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  7. Thanks, Sean. I'm more about the quantity than the quality at this point,though!

    Also, evidently, about the procrastination...

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