How to Write Pulp Fiction

How to Write Pulp Fiction will teach you: how to be more prolific; the secrets of pulp plotting; how to elevate your pulp prose; the fiction?formulas? of some of the best pulp writers of all time; the bestselling genres; how to harness the ...

Author: James Scott Bell


ISBN: 0910355371



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Type Hard. Type Fast. Make Dough. That was the formula of old-school pulp fiction-plot-driven, popular and gobbled up by a reading public hungry for more. And it produced many writers who hammered out a living selling "cash-and-carry" stories and novels. Some of these writers were among the best America has ever produced. Writers like Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and John D. MacDonald. Others are numbered among the bestselling authors of all time, including Erle Stanley Gardner, Lester Dent, and Frederick Faust (better known by his pen name, Max Brand). What were the secrets of these successful pulp writers? And how can any writer, of any genre, use them to produce fiction that sells? How to Write Pulp Fiction will teach you: - how to be more prolific - the secrets of pulp plotting - how to elevate your pulp prose - the fiction "formulas" of some of the best pulp writers of all time - the bestselling genres - how to harness the power of the series character - the most effective publishing strategies - how to market your pulp fiction Added bonus! The Start-A-Plot Machine, a brainstorming partner that will help you instantly generate a story or novel idea. You'll never again wonder what to write next. There has never been a better time to be a writer. By tapping into the vibe of the pulp writers of old, and making use of the tools of publication available now, any hard-working writer has a serious shot at realizing steady income from their fiction. "James Scott Bell is my go-to writing guru!" - Terri Blackstock, New York Times bestselling writer

How to Write a Novel the Easy Way

But you have to know how to motivate yourself and reach a point where the words will not stop flowing out of you." This will be the last book you need to read before you write your bestselling novel.

Author: Jim Driver

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1502463121


Page: 104

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Writing A Novel Has Never Been Easier Have you ever wanted to write a book, but could never get started? Maybe you gave up after getting bogged down in silly plot problems? You are NOT ALONE. Most people who try and write a novel give up or fail miserably. If you need help writing your novel, you need look no further. Publisher, editor and writer, Jim Driver, reveals many of the secrets the experts use to write bestselling novels. He says: "Taking inspiration from the Pulp Fiction writers of the 1940s and 1950s, showed me how to banish writers' block forever. I also discovered the easiest way to create and plot commercial novels." Know What Your Readers Will Buy Before You Write A Word! "Writing your novel should be fun and it can be easy. But you have to know how to motivate yourself and reach a point where the words will not stop flowing out of you." This will be the last book you need to read before you write your bestselling novel.

How To Write A Novel The Easy Way Using The Pulp Fiction Method To Write Better Novels

Will definitely read Jim's other books in the future." Amazon Customer, "I loved this book, I really did.

Author: Jim Driver


ISBN: 1078419434


Page: 90

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Want to write a novel? What's holding you back? Lack of confidence? Not sure where to start? There has never been a better time to be a writer, provided you know how best to go about it. In this short but to-the-point introduction, publisher, editor and writer, Jim Driver reveals the secrets the experts use to write bestselling novels. Taking inspiration from the classic Pulp Fiction writers of the golden era, Jim shows how to banish writers' block forever and reveals the easiest ways you can create and plot commercial novels. Don't let your doubts hold you back: let Jim show you how you can take action and start writing your profitable novel today. NEW 2019 EDITION Reviews of Previous Editions "Right to the point, no fluff or filler, just what I was looking for as a starter guide to writing. Will definitely read Jim's other books in the future." Amazon Customer, "I loved this book, I really did. I found it refreshing, full of no-nonsense honest advice that tells it like it is, a book in which the author likens the old pulp fiction books to modern Kindle short novels." Poet's Wife, It's time to start your novel. Download your copy of How To Write A Novel The Easy Way today.

Encyclopedia of Pulp Fiction Writers

It was just a coincidence but I quit the Chronicle shortly after that and started writing pulp stories.” A writer friend of Thomey's named Richard Dermody gave him the name of an agent, August Lenninger, and Thomey sent him the short ...

Author: Lee Server

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438109121

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 321

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Provides an introduction to American pulp fiction during the twentieth century with brief author biographies and lists of their works.

Quentin Tarantino

GF : What has changed about your writing since you began ! ... That happens all the time when I'm writing . ... it while I was in the lab , but I finally moved to Amsterdam for a couple of months and started writing Pulp Fiction there .

Author: Quentin Tarantino

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1578060516

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

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Not since Martin Scorsese in the mid-1970s has a young American filmmaker made such an instant impact on international cinema as Quentin Tarantino, whose PULP FICTION won the Cannes Film Festival's Grand Prix Award. A manic talker, Tarantino obsesses about American pop culture and his favorite movies and movie makers.

Pulp Fiction

For example, Pulp Fiction is, on the one hand, filled with professionals whose sophistication is so well honed that it expresses itself as a seductive cool. From the hitmen to the man who cleans up after them to the boss who pulls the ...

Author: Dana Polan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838717667

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

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Dana Polan sets out to unlock the style and technique of 'Pulp Fiction'. He shows how broad Tarantino's points of reference are, and analyzes the narrative accomplishment and complexity. In addition, Polan argues that macho attitudes celebrated in film are much more complex than they seem.

Baseball and Football Pulp Fiction

Gault (1910–1987), one of the most readable crime novelists of the 1950s and 1960s (and beyond), also wrote more than 200 generally excellent pulp mystery stories before he began to write both adult mysteries and young adult sports ...

Author: Michelle Nolan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476638133

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 228

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This first-ever volume focusing on sports pulp fiction devoted to America's two most popular pastimes of the 1935-1957 era--baseball and football--provides extensive detail on authors, along with examination of key plots, themes, trends and categories. Commentary relates the works to real-life baseball and football of the period. The history of the genre is traced, beginning with the debut of Dime Sport (later renamed Dime Sports), the first magazine from a major publisher to provide competition for Street & Smith's long-established Sport Story Magazine. Complementing the text is a complete catalog of fiction from the six major publishers who competed with S&S, also noting the cover themes for 1,054 issues.

Pulp Fiction

My name would have never made its way to her were it not for Spencer Kornhaber, my wonderful editor at the Atlantic, who sent me one of the greatest e-mails I've ever received: “Uhhh, wanna write a book about Pulp Fiction?

Author: Jason Bailey

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9781610589178

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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When Pulp Fiction was released in theaters in 1994, it was immediately hailed as a masterpiece. The New York Times called it a “triumphant, cleverly disorienting journey,” and thirty-one-year-old Quentin Tarantino, with just three feature films to his name, became a sensation: the next great American director. Nearly twenty years later, those who proclaimed Pulp Fiction an instant classic have been proven irrefutably right. In Pulp Fiction: The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino’s Masterpiece, film expert Jason Bailey explores why Pulp Fiction is such a brilliant and influential film. He discusses how the movie was revolutionary in its use of dialogue (“You can get a steak here, daddy-o,” “Correct-amundo”), time structure, and cinematography—and how it completely transformed the industry and artistry of independent cinema. He examines Tarantino’s influences, illuminates the film’s pop culture references, and describes its phenomenal legacy. Unforgettable characters like Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), Vincent Vega (John Travolta), Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis), and Mia Wallace (Uma Thurman) are scrutinized from all-new angles, and memorable scenes—Christopher Walken’s gold watch monologue, Vince’s explanation of French cuisine—are analyzed and celebrated. Much like the contents of Marcellus Wallace’s briefcase, Pulp Fiction is mysterious and spectacular. This book explains why. Illustrated throughout with original art inspired by the film, with sidebars and special features on everything from casting close calls to deleted scenes, this is the most comprehensive, in-depth book on Pulp Fiction ever published.

Shadow of the Past Pulp Fiction Stories of Alfred Plowman

Why did he stop writing at the end of 1913? Did he write more stories that were never published? Eventually, a number of pulp fiction short stories would be transformed into films and television shows; probably the best known was ...

Author: Shayne and Jim Davidson


ISBN: 9781300354796



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Pulp Fiction to Film Noir

complained that, by selecting someone critically opposed to his style of detective writing, the Times was using a back-door approach to attack him. Critic Carr began by attacking Chandler's “thesis that murder become realistic.

Author: William Hare

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786490295

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 222

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During the Great Depression, pulp fiction writers created a new, distinctly American detective story, one that stressed the development of fascinating, often bizarre characters rather than the twists and turns of clever plots. This new crime fiction adapted brilliantly to the screen, birthing a cinematic genre that French cinema intellectuals following World War II christened “film noir.” Set on dark streets late at night, in cheap hotels and bars, and populated by the dangerous people who frequented these locales, these films introduced a new antihero, a tough, brooding, rebellious loner, embodied by Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon and Philip Marlowe in The Big Sleep. This volume provides a detailed exploration of film noir, tracing its evolution, the influence of such legendary writers as Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, and the films that propelled this dark genre to popularity in the mid-20th century.