Posts Categorized: legal thrillers

Writing Tips — Put Your Butt in the Chair

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Novelist Paul Levine has some writing tips. Why is “write what you know” bad advice? What does Stephen King say about rewriting? How does Paul find so much humor in court? And why does he pay homage to John D. MacDonald? Q: Paul, you frequently speak to aspiring authors. Any writing tips you want to…

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Carl Hiaasen Tricked Me Into a New Career

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By Paul Levine I blame Carl Hiaasen. Let me explain. It was 1986. I was a partner in the Miami office of a mammoth law firm with offices from Philadelphia to Tokyo. I specialized in “complex civil litigation.” Upside: Financial security. Downside: Boring work. Even worse than the daily tedium, I’d abandoned my true self….

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“BUM RAP” Sits Atop Kindle Store

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By Paul Levine Precisely 25 years after his first appearance in print, Jake Lassiter is back. The book is BUM RAP, and it’s off to a fast start, ranking Number One in the “legal thrillers,” “mysteries” and “thrillers” categories in the Amazon Kindle Store. Overall, with rankings changing hourly, it’s been skittering between number four…

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Author Interviews: The Harvard Square Grills Crime Novelist

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(Author Interviews Note by Paul Levine: The closest I ever got to Harvard was in 1973 when its law school offered me admission to its LL.M. program. I was just about to graduate from the University of Miami Law School and thought I wanted to be a professor. Oh, that was a long time ago!…

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