A Whole Old Genre

Posted: 8th November 2017 by Rich Bullock in Craft, Publishing

James Scott Bell has done it again!

“How to Write Pulp Fiction” is the newest release by my friend, James Scott Bell, and it’s all about how Old is the new New.

Pulp fiction has been around since the beginning of paperback books, and the style of writing has been featured in everything from Sci-Fi to Romance to Crime and Mystery, and more.

Bell shows how some of the greats like Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and John D. MacDonald did it, and how we can do it too.

I have to admit, I’m biased when it comes to Bell’s books on writing. Why? Because they make intuitive sense to me. All of them—and I have a stack several inches high. His book on dialogue tells it like it is…so to speak, and his Plot & Structure is a definitive work as a base for any novel construction.

Bottom line: If you’re an aspiring writer or if you have several books out, Bell’s books will make you think how you can get started or do it better. And who knew something that started in the 1930s would be new again?

Shameless Plug insert:

My 5th book, Glass Revenge is in editing now and will be out around the end of the year. It’s the second in the Glass and Stone series, and features continuing characters from Shattered Glass.