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bob-mustin's picture
Feb.08.2014
Coffee With Hemingway, by Kirk Curnutt     Ever dream about a little face time with one of your favorite celebrities? Streisand, perhaps? Sinatra? Elvis? Bono? Would such a meet-up edify, or would it disappoint? I’ve never thought that I’d enjoy such an encounter with my favorite writer,...
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Feb.06.2014
I had great time entertaining the ladies of the Young at Heart Club (part of Brandon Care) on Wednesday 5 February.  They certainly lived up to their name.  They were a very lively bunch. Against the backdrop of fierce winds, torrential rain and thunder I talked about murder mystery...
r-n-morris's picture
Jan.22.2014
It’s weird being asked to write articles and do interviews about my novel The Dark Palace. It’s seems a lifetime ago since I wrote it. (Well, it was all of six months ago.) Weird, because when you’re writing a novel, you’re deeply immersed in it. You hear the characters talk in your head. You...
bob-mustin's picture
Jan.03.2014
  This may seem ho-hum during a week of new year's resolutions, bowl games, and the first nasty winter weather, but Nancy, a writer friend brought me a writer's dilemma yesterday. We writers are beginning to see passages in books and stories in which a character's inner thoughts are...
gregory-wilson's picture
Dec.27.2013
Hi all,      It's been much too long since I last updated folks with news on me, but unfortunately (and fortunately) life often intrudes.  But there's been a lot of great stuff (and a few curveballs) over the past couple of months, and I wanted to get everyone up to...
bob-mustin's picture
Dec.26.2013
    Whew. No wonder I wear glasses. I've just taken account of the books I've read this year and the total comes to 36. I know, that doesn't sound like a prodigious number, but I spend 3-4 hours a day writing my own stuff. Not an excuse - it's simply to account for time consumed in the...
jeffrey-j-mariotte's picture
Dec.23.2013
When people ask me--and they do--which published novel of mine, of the nearly 50 there are to choose from, is my favorite, I always tell them River Runs Red. It's a straight-ahead, old-fashioned horror novel, with rich characters, a unique, original mythology, and lots of terror and suspense....
christopher-meeks's picture
Dec.21.2013
Sometime today I will hit 500,000 views for this page on Red Room. It was just a little over a year ago I reached one-quarter million. That’s not viral. That’s simply steady writing. You can do it, too. Success has many definitions, and there are also many ways to feel unsuccessful. Some people...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.15.2013
And any list that includes Kafka is - of course - stellar. But these books do show what can be done - and done expertly - in relatively few pages. The longest is Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen at 182 pages. The shortest is The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka at 55 pages. So - jump in and read. [DE]...
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Dec.10.2013
              The scenes are flashing across the globe: the massive police and military reaction against the citizens who’ve dared raise their voices against the Ukrainian Old Guard.  Independence Square in the capital of Kiev has...