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Quote of the Day

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Curiosity is one of the lowest of the human faculties. You will have noticed in daily life that when people are inquisitive they nearly always have bad memories and are usually stupid at bottom. The man who … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Ira Glass on why he hates dream sequences: “I hate symbolism…I’m against symbolism…I feel like symbolism comes out of English-class thinking that has no place in our entertainment.” Interview is here. Glass’s comments are around the 33:00 mark.

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What Makes for a Compelling Protagonist?

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A while back The Question Lady asked: Question: Do you as a reader or writer need a “likeable” protagonist? We just read a blog review of a Donald Westlake Parker novel. Now, we LOVE Westlake. But they complained … Continue reading

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