FORGOTTEN BOOKS: TELLING LIES FOR FUN AND PROFIT!
I’ve read a lot of writing books over the years. Most of them have provided at least a little inspiration in that reading about writing reminds me I am a writer and can motivate me to get back to putting words on paper.
However, the one book I’ve found to actually help me be a better writer is Lawrence Block’s Telling Lies For Fun And Profit. This collection of Block’s cherished Writer’s Digest columns is filled with Block’s brand of gentle wisdom, wry observations, dry humor, and positive affirmations for writers of all experience.
TELLING LIES FOR FUN AND PROFIT
Characters refusing to talk? Plot plodding along? Where do good ideas come from anyway? In this wonderfully practical volume, two-time Edgar Award-winning novelist Lawrence Block takes an inside look at writing as a craft and as a career.
From studying the market, to mastering self-discipline and "creative procrastination," through coping with rejections, Telling Lies for Fun And Profit is an invaluable sourcebook of information. It is a must read for anyone serious about writing or understanding how the process works.
If you only ever read one book about writing, or if you haven’t read one in a while and are looking for something to get you excited about the writing experience again, you can’t do better than this addictive read.
With the advent of e-books, Telling Lies For Fun And Profit is easily available. Get it now!
JAMES BOND BENCH on the block, October 7
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