The Liar's Companion: A Field Guide for Fiction Writers
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The Liar's Companion: A Field Guide for Fiction Writers

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A must-have collection of essays on the art and craft of fiction from Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Lawrence Block

For ten years, New York Times bestselling 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...more
ebook, 110 pages
Published May 17th 2011 by Open Road Media (first published January 1st 2011)
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Vanessa Grant
This recently released treasure from award winning mystery author Lawrence Block is a welcome addition to my bookshelf. Like Block's previously published essays on writing, this book is drawn from the columns the author wrote during 10 years as a columnist for Writer's Digest magazine.

Block has a gift for casual gems of wisdom that stir my storytelling imagination.
Nenia Campbell
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Writing is a nebulous profession in the sense that there's no concrete right or wrong way to go about it (with the exception of plagiarism) provided that the end justifies the means. As such, I'm always a little bemused by writers' guides, because every writer's methods are different and they wouldn't necessarily work for me or you.

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Received the Shamus Award, "The Eye" (Lifetime achievment award) in 2002.

From his web site:

I'm told every good author website needs a bio, so here's mine:

"Lawrence Block's novels range from the urban noir of Matthew Scudder (A Drop of the Hard Stuff) to the urbane effervescence of Bernie Rhodenbarr (The Burglar on the Prowl), while other characters include the globe-trotting insomniac Evan Tanne...more
More about Lawrence Block...
The Sins of the Fathers (Matthew Scudder, #1) Eight Million Ways to Die (Matthew Scudder, #5) Hit Man (Keller, #1) When the Sacred Ginmill Closes (Matthew Scudder, #6) Burglars Can't Be Choosers (Rhodenbarr, #1)

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