A Writer’s Life

Penguin Books edition of Raymond Chandler's Farewell, My Lovely

Here’s something of interest I picked up yesterday at the Ephrata Public Library’s annual Mystery Lovers Book Sale, a copy of Raymond Chandler’s Farewell, My Lovely. (Photo,right) Chandler was a pioneer of in the 30’s and 40’s noir crime fiction with his Phillip Marlowe private detective character. None of that is all that extraordinary; it’s common knowledge. Yet, there’s several curious things about this paperback edition.

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A Writer’s Life: Character and name development, brainstorming, for current and future fiction

29 October 2015 A Writer's Life

Today, I did some simple character development. This came from the thought, perish it possibly, that I might change the name of Romeo Jones, my signature crime fiction character. I took names scrawled in my small Moleskin notebook and applied them to my idea boards. I’m looking to what comes to mind, but also what “sounds” good. […]

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