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Thanks, Theresa!
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I don’t give up on it. I merely wait until spring training.
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I actually have no problem with the term "sub-genre." I'm not crazy about "humorous" or "cozy." And it's not that I deny my books are either; it's that I wish we had a different word for it.
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Bwahahahahahahah!
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Thanks, Kathleen.
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Jeff Cohen This is the one thing you'll read today that isn't about The Debate. Jerry Lewis, at the age of 90, has a new film out now. He didn't write or direct this one, although he did that quite... Continue reading
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“Funny” and “humorous”? I’ve never been a fan of the latter. It’s the comedy equivalent of “pleasant.” I tell people I write comedies with a mystery in them. That confuses them enough.
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"Funny" and "humorous"? I'm not a fan of the latter; it's the comedy equivalent of "pleasant." I tell people I write comedies with a mystery in them, and that confuses them enough.
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Jeff Cohen I have often, in this space and elsewhere, urged those who are not funny to avoid trying to write comedy. This is not stated from a superior point of view, in that I am actually quite incapable of... Continue reading
Maybe I don't bother you but I can certainly be an irritant at times. You're not bothered because you know 1. I'm neurotic and 2. It's unintentional. As for Bouchercon, wish I could go this year because I love NOLA, but the dollars didn't work out. Will be at Left Coast Crime in Honolulu next March though, so start getting those Lefty Award ballots in! (And thanks, Josh. You know how I worry.)
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Yeah, pretty much. Until an idea bites me the right way.
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Jeff Cohen It's been almost a month since I finished the first draft on a book that won't be out for another year, and we'll discuss that then. The key here is that I haven't been working on a new... Continue reading
Thank you!
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You’re a very nice man, Don.
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Thanks, Diane!
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Jeff Cohen I'll start this by saying that the third Asperger's mystery novel, THE QUESTION OF THE FELONIOUS FRIEND, will be officially published on Thursday, September 8. That's one day after my brother Charlie's birthday, which is entirely unrelated to... Continue reading
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Jeff Cohen I don't often post twice in a week, but I lost a friend yesterday, a friend I never met and never spoke to. Many of you might feel the same way. Gene Wilder was a true hero of... Continue reading
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Jeff Cohen So. THE QUESTION OF THE FELONIOUS FRIEND, the third in my collaborative (with E.J. Copperman) Asperger's mystery series, will be published one week from Thursday, on Sept. 8. And if you thought I wouldn't be posting about it... Continue reading
I only RENTED my soul, and intend to get it back in September.
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Jeff Cohen First: I am very sorry to note that last Thursday marked the final airing for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. Having inherited the time slot of a phenomenon it was unfair of Comedy Central to believe the... Continue reading
If it makes you feel any better, the Farmer's Almanac tells us we're going to have a colder, wetter winter every year. Told us that last year. We had one huge snow storm--and that was it. But you still need to move to a warmer climate, and so do I. See you there?
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Indeed. Nowhere in the post do I mention being a gold medalist or winning in the Olympics, merely the idea that hard work and determination will get you there. “Success” is defined by each individual. If your version of writing success is to finish the manuscript, then that’s success. It ain’t nothing.
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Yes, there’s often an element of luck. But even luck won’t get you there if you can’t do the job.
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Jeff Cohen I'll confess I haven't been watching a ton of the current Olympic Games, particularly since my daughter left for a weeklong trip to Oregon. She's the one with a real interest. It's not that I don't find the... Continue reading