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A Foolish Consistency?

rowhousesThat’s Emerson, by the way.

I read a post recently about keeping a “series bible” so you’d always get the minutiae right as you add more books to the series.

I take a different perspective. I’ll meander toward it.

First, an excerpt from my very first book The Commonsense Entrepreneur. It’s about musicians, but in most ways it applies to authors as well:

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Archie and Saul and Fritz and Fred and even Orrie: Nero Wolfe’s Family

photo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rex_Stout_1975.jpg by Jill KrementzJust as Rex Stout became a writer late in life, I became a fan of his writing late in life. Though I was already a teenager by the time A Family Affair was published as Stout’s last Nero Wolfe novel, I didn’t discover the books until I was in my fifties.

I have no interest in writing the definitive treatise on Stout or Wolfe. You can find ten times as many words as Stout ever wrote written about his writings with even a superficial search.

What fascinates me, what draws me to Stout, is my belief that he would have recognized some of himself in me. Continue reading “Archie and Saul and Fritz and Fred and even Orrie: Nero Wolfe’s Family”