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Literary Birthday - 27 May
Happy Birthday, Dashiell Hammett, born 27 May 1894, died 10 January 1961
Five Quotes
I’ve been as bad an influence on American literature as anyone I can think of.
If you have a story that seems worth telling, and you think you can tell it worthily, then the thing for you to do is to tell it, regardless of whether it has to do with sex, sailors or mounted policemen.
I found I was repeating myself. It is the beginning of the end when you discover you have style.
When you write, you want fame, fortune and personal satisfaction. You want to write what you want to write and feel it’s good, and you want this to go on for hundreds of years. You’re not likely ever to get all these things, and you’re not likely to give up writing and commit suicide if you don’t, but that is — and should be — your goal. Anything else is kind of piddling.
What I try to do is to write a story about a detective rather than a detective story. 
Hammett was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer, and political activist. He is well known for creating Sam Spade  from The Maltese Falcon, Nick and Nora Charles from The Thin Man. Hammett  is now regarded as one of the finest mystery writers of all time. 
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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

Literary Birthday - 27 May

Happy Birthday, Dashiell Hammett, born 27 May 1894, died 10 January 1961

Five Quotes

  1. I’ve been as bad an influence on American literature as anyone I can think of.
  2. If you have a story that seems worth telling, and you think you can tell it worthily, then the thing for you to do is to tell it, regardless of whether it has to do with sex, sailors or mounted policemen.
  3. I found I was repeating myself. It is the beginning of the end when you discover you have style.
  4. When you write, you want fame, fortune and personal satisfaction. You want to write what you want to write and feel it’s good, and you want this to go on for hundreds of years. You’re not likely ever to get all these things, and you’re not likely to give up writing and commit suicide if you don’t, but that is — and should be — your goal. Anything else is kind of piddling.
  5. What I try to do is to write a story about a detective rather than a detective story. 

Hammett was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer, and political activist. He is well known for creating Sam Spade  from The Maltese Falcon, Nick and Nora Charles from The Thin ManHammett  is now regarded as one of the finest mystery writers of all time. 

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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

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