Category Archives: Writing Techniques

The Deification & Gabriela and the Widow

I just signed a multi-book contract with Coffeetown Press to bring out The California Quartet and Gabriela and the Widow. All five novels should be available by December 2012. The first release will be The Deification. Sounds like the Rapture, … Continue reading

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Interview with Jack Remick by Matthew Robinson

Listen to an audio interview with Jack Remick on Blood. Interviewed by Matthew Robinson of BlogTalkRadio. June 23, 2011. http://rfmp.wordpress.com/2011/06/23/the-final-cut-episode-69-interview-with-author-jack-remick/

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An Interview with Jack Remick by Joel Chafetz

A written Q & A interview where Jack Remick and Joel Chafetz discuss Jack’s recently published novel, Blood. (Published by Camel Press, Seattle, WA. 2011)  This  insightful reading enhances understanding  of Jack’s writing process and the complex storyline in Blood. … Continue reading

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Elliott Bay’s blurb for Blood

Now available at Elliott Bay. 3/06/2011 2:00 am Blood (Camel Press) is Seattle writer Jack Remick’s new novel, a taut, open-eyed story written by a one-time mercenary and hired killer doing prison time, due to soon be again free and … Continue reading

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What More Could You Ask?

gruesome, bloody and graphic, but good writing Continue reading

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How Do You Start a Novel?

Note: For the NaNoWriMo writers who find your way here, Bob Ray has posted a “Tips for Surviving NaNoWriMo” on Bob and Jack’s Writing Blog. Check it out. I get this question a lot when readers tear into one of … Continue reading

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What’s a Plot Track?

Okay. A couple of readers want to know what a plot track is and how it works. You can run a plot track on an object, a symbol, a character, an action. In the examples below, all from Blood, I … Continue reading

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How The Memory Plot Track Started in Blood

I first thought about the problem of memory and how we know what words mean a few years ago. In Blood, I decided to make memory a central plot track. So, as Mitch writes his story, The Patron Saint of … Continue reading

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Mitch is Free

Pamela Hobart Carter–writer, poet, playwright, actress, most organized person I’ve ever met–read a pre-pub release of Blood. She sent me this note just to make me feel good. Mitch is free! No more cage for him. I have never read … Continue reading

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Will Theory Kill Writing?

Can writers theorize about writing without dying? Or, is theory best left to philosophers leaving writing to the writers? In Degrée Zero de l’écriture, Roland Barthes breaks us up into two categories: Ecrivants—who write about things and whose language is … Continue reading

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