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The Geography of a Novel

Tweet THE GEOGRAPHY OF A NOVEL   The setting of my thriller A Bridge to Treachery is deeply rooted in the geography of the Hudson River Valley stretching from Newburg, New York, a town on the Hudson River north of West Point all the way south to Manhattan. I used actual locations because this fuels […]

Sydney Interview

Tweet Character Questionnaire Sidney Winkler  Ingenue in Thriller A Bridge to Treachery     • What do you consider your greatest achievement? Easy. The Nobel Peace Prize. Get serious. I’m a semi-successful habit kicking college dropout. I need to get a job in the worst way. Any ideas for me? My greatest achievement: rolling out […]

What’s Behind a Surge in WordPress Subscribers?

Tweet Over the last month or so I have had a surge in new users on my WordPress web page. How Come? http://www.mainelarrycrane.com/?p=7163&preview=true

The Geography of a Novel – Missing Girls

Tweet   Sunday’s issue of the NY Times includes an article by Nicholas Noyes which visits (in a sense) the subject of this post. It’s named How to use a Novel as a Guidepost (1/15/17). He begins by quoting from Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist:  “It was nearly eleven o’clock when they reached  the turnpike at […]

Q&A Maggie Christopher

Tweet                                Q&A Maggie Christopher Maggie Christopher is the wife of Lou Christopher the lead character in A Bridge to Treachery. 1. What treasure would you most like to find at the auctions you go to? For me, auctions are endlessly interesting because there’s always the chance that you’ll find something there that you just […]

Welcome the Deadline!

Tweet One great incentive to get going with your writing again after a layoff is a deadline. Every year about this time I use the deadline for submissions of short plays to the Maine Playwrights Festival to motivate me to pick up the metaphorical pen. Submissions to MPF 2017 were due on December 2nd. As […]

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft – A Review

Tweet Steven King writes in a smooth, easy to read, casual style that millions of readers love. Of course. The first section is truly a memoir of his early attempts to get published. A thousand rejections. So, even the masters don’t come out of the box perfect. It’s a familiar story, but still absorbing. Then, […]

The Girl On The Train – A Review

Tweet The reader needs to be patient and persevering, not a deal breaker for literary fiction devotees, but trying for many others. The story unfolds in relatively short chapters rendered in first person narratives from three women that do not necessarily proceed chronologically. Rachel is the girl on the train. She’s got a serious drinking […]

The Sun Also Rises – A Review

Tweet The Sun Also Rises. It’s very good, of course. Superficially something like The Great Gatsby in that the first person narrator Jake Barnes is not the protagonist. Brett the fabulous woman who everyone falls in love with is probably that, but it’s the time and the place that stars, Paris, Spain, trout fishing, running […]

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