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Les Edgerton Writing always changes. Nothing will be the same tomorrow that is true today. That said, there is very little I would change from what I said then…moreWriting always changes. Nothing will be the same tomorrow that is true today. That said, there is very little I would change from what I said then with one exception. Transitions have changed greatly--we're fast getting over marking switches in pov, place and time to more subtle switches today. Eventually, marked space breaks will cease to be as common as those switches will be more subtly marked. The thing is, Hooked dealt with traditional story structure and I don't foresee that changing in major ways--the way human beings accept and process story is firmly ingrained in our consciousness and for good reason--it works.(less)
Les Edgerton Steve Hamilton's EXIT STRATEGY, Reavis Z. Wortham's UNRAVELED, Dennis LeHane's SINCE WE FELL, Larry Watson's LET HIM GO, Donald Ray Pollock's THE…moreSteve Hamilton's EXIT STRATEGY, Reavis Z. Wortham's UNRAVELED, Dennis LeHane's SINCE WE FELL, Larry Watson's LET HIM GO, Donald Ray Pollock's THE HEAVENLY TABLE, Gerald O'Connor's THE ORIGINS OF BENJAMIN HACKETT, Richard Brautigan's IN WATERMELON SUGAR, Linwood Barclay's FAR FROM TRUE, Les Edgerton's THE DEATH OF TARPONS, Tim Dorsey's COCONUT COWBOY, John Hart's DOWN RIVER, John Sandford's ESCAPE CLAUSE, Anthony Neil Smith's THE DEAD MAN, William Kent Kruger's MANITOU CANYON, Joe Lansdale's MIRACLES AIN'T WHAT THEY USED TO BE and many, many more.(less)
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Brit writer and jazz musician, Mark Ramsden, interviews me on his blog about my forthcoming memoir, Adrenaline Junkie. Click here to see it.

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Roland Martinez Hey Les, I tried adding your other books but it won't let me add them even though I am a librarian. Do you know if you can claim them from the Leslie Edgerton author page?


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


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