WRITERS THAT MADE ME WANT TO BE A WRITER: ROBERT BLOCH
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W.R. BURNETT — The ultimate scribe of the gangster and the gunman.
RICHARD CHRISTIAN MATHESON is a bestselling short story writer, novelist, screenwriter/producer and drummer. How many people can say that? (And he studied, one on one, with the legendary drummer Ginger Baker!) RC is also the president of Matheson Entertainment, a production company he formed with his father, which is involved with multiple film and television projects.
When the AFI scheduled a screening of DOUBLE INDEMNITY and said that Cain would be there in person, I had to go. I’d seen INDEMNITY before, of course, but never in a theater. And certainly never in the presence of the Master himself.
It’s like walking around a small room, exploring every corner. It’s one of the hardest kind of writing there is. To make a small thing profound is a daunting task. I started out writing dozens of short stories and collecting a bulletin board full of rejection slips from mystery magazines. I never got an acceptance. But I learned a lot.