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Monday, February 24, 2014
But dammit, Steve, I expected more from you. At the very least, I expect you to do your research.
In On Writing, he advises
On the whole, I think story belongs in front, but some research is ineveitable; your shirk it at your peril.Well you shirked it here, buddy.
I recently finished Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining, and a little story called "Mile 81."
While both were good reads (Doctor slightly bit better than "Mile"), in both cases I ran into a section that made my reading screech to a halt and kick me out of the story.
From Doctor Sleep:
He turned the basket so one end faced the newly arrived RV and flicked off the Glock's safety with his thumb.From "Mile 81:"
As Jimmy approached the station wagon, he drew his Glock service automatic but left the safety on.Ahem.
Glocks do not have external manual safeties.
Research Fail, sir.
Friday, February 21, 2014
|No, silly--that's not me in the picture...|
You can read the interview here.
It was a lot of fun to do.
Big thanks to Josh for hosting me.
(photo: By Harless Todd, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)