A must-have collection of essays on the art and craft of fiction from Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Lawrence Block
For 10 years, New York Times best-selling crime novelist Lawrence Block drew on the hard-won wisdom he gained creating over one hundred books to write a monthly column for Writer’s Digest. Collected here for the first time are writings that illuminate the tricks of the authorial trade, from creating a fresh story and delivering a powerful ending, to adapting books for the screen and deciding when to make the switch to fulltime writer.
Filled with wit and insight, The Liar’s Companion is a must-listen for experts, amateurs, and anyone interested in learning to craft great fiction from one of the field’s modern masters.
Apparently Lawrence Block does not know the definition of a field guide. If he did, he would not have just bound together a bunch of previously written articles without a form of organization and so named it. A field guide is meant to be referred to during a trip and help individuals distinguish things. This book does little of that. For example, he offers a few dropping about research -- but it is told like memoir. If you a looking for that, give it a listen. To me, this just lacked the punch of its title.
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