The Elements of Hard-Boiled Fiction and How to Connect With Other Writers - podcast

Hard-boiled fiction, also known as noir fiction, includes gritty, graphic crime writing with deeply conflicted characters. Often times the main character is an anti-hero, lacking conventional hero attributes. Author and professional book editor Elaine Ash is a big fan of this subgenre and has won many awards for her series of work under the pen name "Anonymous-9." Well-known hard-boiled writers include Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain, Duane Swierczynski, and Elmore Leonard. The key to success...
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