Jack’s Q and A on writing while the rice boils

On Wednesday, December 7th, Deborah Allen blogmaster of writingwhilethericeboils  will run the first installment of a Q and A session with Jack Remick. Jack answers questions about writing practice, story structure, technique, and scene structure. Check it out at: Share this:TweetShare on TumblrEmailLike this:Like...

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Robert Ray’s fourth Matt Murdock Mystery, has been Kindled

Answering the call of an old friend from his military past, Matt Murdock tracks a killer from upscaleLaguna Beachto exoticBalboaIsland. Slogging through a morass of corruption, cover-up, dirty cops and Mafia soldiers, Murdock crosses paths with a beautiful Senator who knows how to pressure a guy to get what she needs.

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Robert J. Ray ~ Fiction & Nonfiction

            Interview: Mindy Halleck Interviews Robert J. Ray Praise for Ray’s Matt Murdock Mystery Series: Merry Christmas, Murdock – “Fast-paced, crisply written and a pleasure to read.” – The Wall Street Journal Dial “M” For Murder – “A sexy, hard-boiled yarn in the best tradition of the genre.” – Booklist Murdock For Hire – “The Writing is clear and direct, there is plenty of action, and even a romance.” – The New York Times Book Review Bloody Murdock –  “The writing is ebullient, the author has a good time…and so should the reader.” – The New York Times Book Review The Hitman Cometh – “Consistent prose, graphic sex, and plenty of violence add to the entertainment.” – Library Journal “Along with plenty of action and a satisfying resolution, Ray offers an engaging cast of good guys and bad.” – Publisher’s Weekly “Off-beat, relentlessly paced…[a] minor masterpiece.” – The Miami Herald   Share this:TweetShare on TumblrEmailLike this:Like...

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Fiction Page–Work by Robert J Ray and Jack Remick

   Intro We both write at Louisa’s Bakery and Café . Now Vios Café, twice a week, Tuesdays and Fridays at 2:30. 45 minutes of writing, then we read. It’s noisy at Louisa’s. Music, talk, the coffee machine. Keep writing. Shove your words at the noise. Jack writes on a yellow legal pad split down the middle. Keep the lines short and you get better verbs. Bob writes in a field-notes notebook turned sideways, split down the middle. Both Jack and Bob hate –LY adverbs. Sickeningly, allowably, enlighteningly, even salaciously. Jack’s rewriting his Ricky Edwards coming of age novel. The new title is Either/Or, homage to a philosopher named Kierkegaard .In January, 2011, Jack’s novel, Blood, came out from Camel Press. Bob’s rewriting Murdock #6, Murdock Tackles Taos. In February, 2009, Bob’s how-to, The Weekend Novelist Rewrites the Novel, came out from Watson-Guptill.  Roots When Jack and I wrote The Weekend Novelist Writes a Mystery, we were both writing fiction. Jack had published a novel, The Stolen House, and loads of short stories. I had a couple of Murdocks (Private Eye books), a skewed attempt at a thriller, and a tennis novel. The how-to-write a mystery book sprang from Dell’s rejection of how-to-write a short story in 90 minutes. The Dell editor said: how about writing a how-to about mystery novels? Two and a half years later, after tossing out...

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