Write For Your Life: The Home Seminar for Writers

Write For Your Life: The Home Seminar for Writers

by Lawrence Block

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Overview

Write For Your Life: The Home Seminar for Writers by Lawrence Block

In the 1980s, Lawrence Block developed an interactional seminar that adapted elements of the human potential movement specifically for writers. For several years he and his wife, Lynne, traveled the country conducting seminars that focused on the inner game of writing, and designed to enable participants to get out of their own way and put their best work on paper.

This book was written to make the seminar available to a larger audience, and at a lower price. Block self-published it in 1986, in an edition of 5000 copies, which sold out in short order. A few years later he stopped offering the seminar, having tired of the guru trip and preferring to concentrate on his own writing, and ever since the book's been impossible to obtain.

When eBooks came around, Block arranged for HarperCollins to publish Write For Your Life in that format. But it's the sort of text one wants to be able to page through, and a printed book is just more user-friendly. In the fall of 2013, an assistant found the last box of 25 copies of the 1986 edition in a storage cupboard; Block offered them in a newsletter, and they sold out within three hours.

This is the original book, with a foreword bringing it up to date. With the book, as with the seminar, it doesn't matter at all where you are in your writing career, or what kind of writing you do. That's all beside the point. Write For Your Life is about making the best out of what you are and who you are.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781494858681
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Pages: 190
Sales rank: 568,846
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Lawrence Block has been writing award-winning mystery and suspense fiction for half a century. His most recent novels are THE BURGLAR WHO COUNTED THE SPOONS, featuring Bernie Rhodenbarr; HIT ME, featuring philatelist and assassin Keller; and A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF, featuring Matthew Scudder, who will be played by Liam Neeson in the forthcoming film, A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES. Several of his other books have also been filmed, although not terribly well. He's well known for his books for writers, including the classic TELLING LIES FOR FUN & PROFIT, and THE LIAR'S BIBLE; for fourteen years he wrote a popular column on fiction writing for Writer's Digest Magazine. In addition to prose works, he has written episodic television (TILT!) and the Wong Kar-wai film, MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS. He is a modest and humble fellow, although you would never guess as much from this biographical note.

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