Archive for noir fiction

Morrissey says, ‘A Few Days Left to Win Some Books’

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on June 28, 2013 by nikkorpon

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First, I’d like to thank everyone who has taken part in this little Amazon-reviews-for-free-books contest of mine, thereby making me feel less like I’m shlepping mason jars full of snake oil around in my trunk. I really do appreciate it. 

Second, I’d like to remind anyone else who has read any of my books that there are still a couple days left in the contest. What contest, you ask. Well, if you’d be so kind as to leave a review of any of my books on Amazon (because Amazon review really do matter, I’ve been told by people like Caleb Ross who understand marketing and math way better than I do) I will put your name in a hat, then draw four names at the end of the month and send those four lucky people (or unlucky, depending on your position) a free book. Reviews can be good, bad, bored or whatever. All I ask is that they’re honest.

Third, I’d like to say Morrissey has a cat on his head. That doesn’t mean much, other than I’d appreciate it if I could give away some more books because tons of people left reviews.

Godspeed
Nik

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“N is for Noir Fiction” Class Starting 14 February

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on January 22, 2013 by nikkorpon

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The good people at the CityLit Project were crazy enough to let me teach a class at the Patterson Theater in Baltimore this winter. It will be on Thursday nights from 6-8, starting 14 February and running for six weeks. There’s going to be some history talk, some theory talk, some craft talk, and a whole lot of geeking out.  You should sign up and tell your friends to sign up. Huge, bloody thanks to Gregg Wilhelm and Christine Stewart for making it happen.

CLASS DESCRIPTION

At Creative Alliance: N is for NOIR FICTION. Feb 7 – March 14. Fedoras, femme fatales, bootleg hooch and … text messages? Classic noir fiction has inflicted its indelible images on us, but is it still relevant? You’d be surprised. Through craft-based discussion and short-story critiques, we’ll explore ways to effectively use the tropes established by classic noir and crime fiction; new ways to approach and subvert those conventions; and techniques to create compelling characters you’d follow into the shadows. This class is geared towards newbies or Underwood veterans, novelists or short story writers. All you need is a love for the dark. Nik Korpon—author, editor, teacher, grifter and vagabond—leads the group through the history of noir fiction, from the early pulps to contemporary incarnations. 7-9 pm. Adv. reg $150, $140 mbrs. Walk-in $160, $150 mbrs. http://www.creativealliance.org/events/2013/n-noir-fiction