Telling Lies for Fun and Profit: A Manual for Fiction Writers

Telling Lies for Fun and Profit: A Manual for Fiction Writers

by Lawrence Block
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Telling Lies for Fun and Profit 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont drink human blood so can you be my sex slave or gf
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MarieThea More than 1 year ago
Block has not-unconventional advice, but quite a turn of phrase. It's a useful way to think about writing from the concept to publication. There are a number of references to out of date methods (long before email) but so long as you're aware of current market expectations, and you should be, it's little enough of a hiccup. It's a fun, quick read and may just provide some inspiration in the slightly slanted look at writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Block allows the reader to peer over his shoulder with humor and good advice that only a 30 year writing career could impart.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I work at Barnes and Noble and a coworker suggested that I pick this title up from our used book section. I began reading it yesterday and I couldn't put it down. It was such an inspiration to me being an amateur writer myself. Highly recommend!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am an amateur writer and I was browsing the reference isle in the Barnes and Noble I work at when I came upon Telling Lies for Fun and Profit. Since the foreword was by Sue Grafton, I picked it up on the strength of her works. Every problem that Mr. Block has encountered he describes in detail and how to work (or overcome) those problems. This is the best writing reference on the shelves, bar none. His brand of humor helps get the point across and every writer, from beginner to published pro, will benefit from his years of writing.