One of my morning mantra’s is always to the hardest thing first and don’t try to be perfect. If I write 2 pages each day, even if they are crappy, it gets me closer to a manuscript that I can refine.
With that in mind, let’s get this done.
Here are 3 crime fiction links, 2 quotes, and 1 question for this week:
- CrimeReads breaks down why SNEAKERS works despite the odds (and story elements) set against it. Casting certainly didn’t hurt it.
- The NYT has a short excerpt of Erik Larson’s upcoming audio-only historical ghost story novella. At this point, fiction or non-fiction, I’ll give Larson a shot.
- Genre award season is wrapping up but plenty of heavyweights hit the Ned Kelly short list. Wouldn’t want to be a judge on that panel.
Two quotes from 1992’s SNEAKERS this week:
- “I couldn’t have you talking to the Russians. Five years ago, yes, we could trust them not to go running to the F.B.I. or if they did we could trust the F.B.I. not to believe them, but today we can’t trust anybody.”
- “There’s a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it’s not about who’s got the most bullets. It’s about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think… it’s all about the information!”
- What is your favorite 90’s heist movie?
Until next Thursday, happy reading,
Author the Max Strong thriller series