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In this fascinating glimpse into the world of law and its impact on fiction writing, Stephen M. Murphy, a practicing civil litigator in San Francisco, interviews colleagues who have made forays into the world of fiction, asking, Were they lawyers who wanted to become writers? Or were they writers who became lawyers?
As Murphy delves into the lives of some of today's front-running lawyer/novelists, we find out how they are crafting and merging their two worlds into riveting megabestsellers. John Grisham was a practicing attorney for ten years and still keeps his law license current, but his super-successful novels and the movies based on them ensure that writing takes precedence over courtroom work. David Baldacci was also a lawyer before he retired in order to write, while Scott Turow earned a degree in creative writing from Stanford before becoming a lawyer. Either way, it seems that the key to these authors' explosive novels lies in the combination of writing skill and insider knowledge.
The authors interviewed are full of personality and candor about their chosen paths, making this book insightful, informative, and definitely a different perception on the world of fiction writing. (Evie Rhodes)