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>The delights of genre fiction

>Ah, the British boarding school novel–the chums and mates, midnight feasts, and thrilling escapes “over the wall” to go into town and swap cheeky badinage with the local rogues: “Oi, sweetheart!” shouted one, standing behind his friend and pointing at Jinx. “Wanna sit on my face?” Christ, she thought, what an invitation! Please do excuse […]

>Ten Cents a Dance

>. . . or, in this case a dollar a word. My enterprising friend Mike Ford–we met when I heard a man yelling “Roger! Roger!” in the park, and it turned out to be Mike calling his dog–is writing a pay-as-you-go novel online, where he will add another word for each dollar somebody gives him. […]