NoirCon 2014 – Part 1

I headed off to NoirCon. It was a misty morning so the fog floated over the Hudson as the train rumbled south. Before you knew it we were passing under the George Washington and pulling into Penn Station. After a relatively quick and painless change, I was on my way to Philly. I’d already missed…

Writer Wednesday: Romanticism

I’ve aimed to focus these posts on the project How to Keep Writing with a Full Time Job but allow me a bit of a digression today for something that bears repeating. I used to give my creative writing students a handout on the first day to demonstrate the difference between a dilettante and writer…

Tuesday’s Overlooked A/V: Wise Blood

Flannery O’Connor’s masterpiece of Southern gothic,¬†Wise Blood, received an unusually effective film treatment. It probably had a lot to do with the cantankerous John Huston helming it, someone with enough weight to throw around to keep it cleaving to the same dark vision that inspired it. For those who sneer at “literary” it might be…