Hard Truth About Writing: John Dufresne Edition

I don’t say, I’m not really an investment banker, Martin. I’m a writer, and I’m going to steal your story. I just listen. – John Dufresne; Requiem, Mass Writers are the most evil, vile, self-centered, cannibalizing people in the world.  We’ll take your life, your heart, and your soul, if it will make us look good…

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Stephen King Wrote a Hardboiled Detective Novel

For those of us who are addicted to Stephen King’s fiction, whether we should wait for the paperback is insignificant (I’m sorry, we just can’t).  What is significant is whether his latest is more along the lines of 11/22/63 or kind of From a Buick 8-ish.  His introductions to his early works contain more than a little genre justification but one…