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As one might expect from a man who seems to have such a facile way with the typewriter, Block can make writing seem a lot easier than it does in real life. "If you write one page a day," he says, "you will produce a substantial novel in a year.... Don't you figure you could produce one measly little page, even on a bad day? Even on a rotten day?"
Still, just because he's published about, oh, 50 books, don't think Block considers novel writing to be all fun and profit. "Those of us who are driven to produce great quantities of manuscript don't necessarily get any real pleasure out of the act," he says. "It's just that we feel worse when we don't write." --Jane Steinberg
Lawrence Block is one of the most widely recognized names in the mystery genre. He has been named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and is a four-time winner of the prestigious Edgar and Shamus Awards, as well as a recipient of prizes in France, Germany, and Japan. He received the Diamond Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association—only the third American to be given this award. He is a prolific author, having written more than fifty books and numerous short stories, and is a devoted New Yorker and an enthusiastic global traveler.
An excellent book for an aspiring writer, fiction or nonfiction, especially though, for a novelist. Read morePublished 1 month ago by tom s
If you have to buy only one "how to" writers guide, make it this one. Funny, but very professional, this is the ultimate guide to what the writer should know. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Carole I. Sojka
Writing advice books are a dime a dozen and they're kind of a mandatory passage in every writer's existence. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Benoit Lelievre
Lawrence Block wrote a monthly column for Writer's Digest magazine for 14 years in the 1970's and 80's. They have all been collected now into 4 books:
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Almost finished reading this awesome, informative book after only a few weeks. (Would've been sooner if I weren't reading so many other writing books! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Eric D. Beaty
This was a hit years ago but I found it too preachy and rambling.Published 7 months ago by JustAMember