I have been very quiet of late, having just moved to LA it’s all been a bit busy. But I saw this interesting blog by Robert McCrum and thought I’d share. He is quite right about Chandler’s craft and the way that writing was a physically draining experience. Chandler was always a workman when it came to writing and he barely allowed himself time off to recover. Writing may have saved him from alcohol in the 1930s but it certainly drove him back to drink in the 40s and 50s.