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Seven Threads Running Through Tinseltown Riff

Tinseltown Riff
[caption id="attachment_2538" align="alignright" width="192"] Tinseltown Riff[/caption] Tinseltown Riff centers on Ben Prine, a thirty-something Hollywood screenwriter who, on a Labor Day weekend, finds himself in desperate straits. Latching on to a dubious last-minute opportunity, he unwittingly embarks on a collision course with a Montana tracker connected with a Vegas mob; an odyssey which culminates in a showdown on an abandoned Western movie set.             I’ve been asked by Rebecca to come up with “seven things about this book.” In no particular order, here is what immediately came to mind.             Recently I received a post from a Southern writer who believes that fiction writers should always make it personal: “By making it personal it’s uniquely yours and mine, yet universally human.” If that is the case, underneath what may at first glance seen like antic goings on, is a nagging personal issue I was trying to come to terms with.

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