Posted by Jeff Markowitz on Thursday, October 20, 2011,
Last night, at the Somerville Library, I was discussing how to develop
fictional characters that readers will care about and I was reminded of
this scene from the Woody Allen movie, Sleeper.
you have here... I diagnosed the entire situation, and I think what
we've got, what we're dealing with basically is a nose. I think we're
all in aggreance on that. I have the little beggar right here. And
what you want basically is a whole entire person connected to that nose,
right? Other... Continue reading ...
Posted by Jeff Markowitz on Wednesday, October 5, 2011,
The appeal of a traditional amateur sleuth mystery is that the crime is
solved by an everyman (or an everywoman) rather than by a professional
detective. The amateur sleuth relies on old-fashioned detection to
solve the crime, rather than modern forensics. I was asked one time at a
conference, how I deal with forensics in my stories. And I explained
that I deal with forensics in much the same way that I deal with sex and
violence. I know it happens, but in my books, it happens offst... Continue reading ...