Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Old Pulp Masters Speak

Brian Lindenmuth emailed this link yesterday about the ten commandents of detective fiction which takes a look at how some of the pulp masters thought detective fiction should be.

I have a link to the right to VanDine's 20 rules for detective fiction but there's also a link there to Lester Dent's Pulp Master Plot which lays out how Dent wrote pulp stories.  His piece is on a site called Dirty 30s! and if you scroll down to the bottom of the page you'll find links to all sorts of pulpy goodness from the 1930's.  http://www.paper-dragon.com/1939/dent.html  It's a great place to start your research if you're looking to set a story in the thirties.


Jen Conley said...

That's some really good advice! Thanks!

sandra seamans said...

Hey, Jen! Welcome to the Corner!

Jen Conley said...

Your blog is EXCELLENT! You do a wonderful job! I've been reading it for a couple of months. Wonderful info.