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Talking Titles

Mar 31, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Writing

It’s either one step above or one step below judging a book by its cover, but say what you will – titles matter. They matter a whole lot in the noir fiction world since back when the stands used to be filled with the salacious come-ons of pulp fiction femme fatales in lace brassieres and […]

Black Lens: Part XI

Mar 30, 2011 in Black Lens, Guest Posts

Story by Ken Bruen and Russell Ackerman Ken Bruen is one of the most celebrated crime novelists of our time. Black Lens is his most secret project. Read on as the unveiling continues. Every Wednesday on Mulholland Books. With art by Jonathan Santlofer. Fade in… Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part […]

The Drowned Man

Mar 29, 2011 in Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

In our early 20s, my wife and I didn’t have any money or real jobs. We were going to college and doing day labor in Nacogdoches. What we didn’t have was a house we owned. The one we were living in rented for very little, but it had some drawbacks. One was an outhouse. The […]

Science Fiction Noir

Mar 25, 2011 in Books, Film, Guest Posts

One could argue until the cows came home about the definition and origins of noir, and many have been known to do so. From the moment that German expressionist movies and cinematographers moved that extra inch into darkness or crime writers combined their vision of cities at night with the despairing existential angst overwhelming their […]

Skinny Dog Bites Dictator

Mar 24, 2011 in Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

The words military junta do not generally fill ama people with hope for the future. And they shouldn’t. Armies have very narrow fields of expertise.  They are constituted exclusively for the purposes of killing people, threatening to kill people, giving the appearance that they could at any moment kill people, and supporting the efforts of […]

Black Lens: Part X

Mar 23, 2011 in Black Lens, Guest Posts

Story by Ken Bruen and Russell Ackerman Ken Bruen is one of the most celebrated crime novelists of our time. Black Lens is his most secret project. Read on as the unveiling continues. Every Wednesday on Mulholland Books. With art by Jonathan Santlofer. Fade in… Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part […]

Seven Things Screenwriters Should Know About Writing Novels

Mar 22, 2011 in Film, Guest Posts, Writing

After the unprecedented success of yesterday’s column, I decided I would flip it around and provide you the converse list of things screenwriters should know as they switch from Final Draft to MS word to scratch that prose itch. 1.  Publishers Want To Sell Books. It’s a common misperception that screenwriting is for commercial aspirations […]

Seven Things Novelists Should Know About Screenwriting

Mar 21, 2011 in Film, Guest Posts, Writing

I was thinking about creating a Top Ten list of things novelists should know about screenwriting because everyone loves Top Ten lists. However, since I’m contrarian by nature, I decided to come up with seven. Also, less work. So here they are… the seven things you should know as you make the switch. 1. You […]

An Excerpt from The Lincoln Lawyer: Chapter 3

Mar 18, 2011 in Books, Film, Guest Posts

The Lincoln Lawyer, the film based on Michael Connelly’s bestselling novel arrives in movie theaters today. As Connelly wrote on The Huffington Post,” it has been a ten-year journey from inspiration to book to film and the miles along the way have been replete with serendipity and good luck.” Here, we present Chapter 3 of […]

A Conversation with Limitless author Alan Glynn and screenwriter Leslie Dixon

Mar 17, 2011 in Film, Guest Posts

Leslie Dixon is the screenwriter/producer who made the novel The Dark Fields happen as the film Limitless. Here, Leslie and Limitless author Alan Glynn discuss the project’s long road from book to screen. And everything in between. Leslie Dixon: Alan, my attempts to get this movie up and running took soooo long — was there […]