He is a big fan of pulp fiction/American private-eye stories. He writes very tough, amoral tales of urban life with very few good cops, and usually it is the villains who are the heroes of his books. It is a very interesting take.
I was off spinning these raunchy fiction stories with dialogue, and that's not really what my professor wanted. About halfway through the semester, I caught on to what she wanted. I had to play catch-up just to get a C. I was happy to get that C.
Look around. It's harder and harder to find good fiction in mainstream magazines. I want this magazine to appeal to people interested in longform writing. This is anti-blog. It's writing worth the investment of time.
I traded in textbooks for novels in three of my advanced public relations classes. Even though the stories are fiction, the characters and plot can reinforce theories, ethics and the realities of working in a career such as public relations.