Writing the Novel



For Years, Readers Have Turned To Lawrence Block S Novels For Mesmerizing Entertainment And For Years, Writers Have Turns To Block S Writing The Novel For Candid, Conversational, Practical Advice On How To Put A Publishable Novel On Paper.Writing the Novel

Lawrence Block has been writing crime, mystery, and suspense fiction forthan half a century He has published in excess oh, wretched excess of 100 books, and no end of short stories.Born in Buffalo, N.Y., LB attended Antioch College, but left before completing his studies school authorities advised him that they felt he d be happier elsewhere, and he thought this was remarkably perceptiv Lawrence Block has been writing crime, mystery, and suspense fiction forthan half a century He has published in excess oh, wretched excess of 100 books, and no end of short stories.Born in Buffalo, N.Y., LB attended Antioch College, but left before completing his studies school authorities advised him that they felt he d be happier elsewhere, and he thought this was remarkably perceptive of them.His earliest work, published pseudonymously in the late 1950s, was mostly in the field of midcentury erotica, an apprenticeship he shared with Donald E Westlake and Robert Silverberg The first time Lawrence Block s name appeared in print was when his short story You Can t Lose was published in the February 1958 issue of Manhunt The first book published under his own name was Mona 1961 it was reissued several times over the years, once as Sweet Slow Death In 2005 it became the first offering from Hard Case Crime, and bore for the first time LB s original title, Grifter s Game.LB is best known for his series characters, including cop turned private investigator Matthew Scudder, gentleman burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr, globe trotting insomniac Evan Tanner, and introspective assassin Keller.Because one name is never enough, LB has also published under pseudonyms including Jill Emerson, John Warren Wells, Lesley Evans, and Anne Campbell Clarke.LB s magazine appearances include American Heritage, Redbook, Playboy, Linn s Stamp News, Cosmopolitan, GQ, and The New York Times His monthly instructional column ran in Writer s Digest for 14 years, and led to a string of books for writers, including the classics Telling Lies for Fun Profit and The Liar s Bible He has also written episodic television Tilt and the Wong Kar wai film, My Blueberry Nights.Several of LB s books have been filmed The latest, A Walk Among the Tombstones, stars Liam Neeson as Matthew Scudder and is scheduled for release in September, 2014.LB is a Grand Master of Mystery Writers of America, and a past president of MWA and the Private Eye Writers of America He has won the Edgar and Shamus awards four times each, and the Japanese Maltese Falcon award twice, as well as the Nero Wolfe and Philip Marlowe awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America, and the Diamond Dagger for Life Achievement from the Crime Writers Association UK He s also been honored with the Gumshoe Lifetime Achievement Award from Mystery Ink magazine and the Edward D Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer for Lifetime Achievement in the short story In France, he has been proclaimed a Grand Maitre du Roman Noir and has twice been awarded the Societe 813 trophy He has been a guest of honor at Bouchercon and at book fairs and mystery festivals in France, Germany, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Spain and Taiwan As if that were not enough, he was also presented with the key to the city of Muncie, Indiana But as soon as he left, they changed the locks LB and his wife Lynne are enthusiastic New Yorkers and relentless world travelers the two are members of the Travelers Century Club, and have visited around 160 countries.He is a modest and humble fellow, although you would never guess as much from this biographical note

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  • Paperback
  • 197 pages
  • Writing the Novel
  • Lawrence Block
  • English
  • 19 January 2018
  • 0898792088

10 thoughts on “Writing the Novel

  1. says:

    Writing the Novel from Plot to Print to Pixel is a book about writing by the legendary Lawrence Block.Lawrence Block sent me this in an email a couple weeks ago, asking me if I was interested in reviewing his upcoming book about writing Once I changed into pants that weren t as soaked in my urine, I eagerly agreed to read and review it before getting stuck in the holiday quagmire.I ve often said that reading a book about writing is like asking a psychic for lottery numbers If they can already Writing the Novel from Plot to Print to Pixel is a book about writing by the legendary Lawrence Block.Lawrence Block sent me this in an email a couple weeks ago, asking me if I was interested in reviewing his upcoming book about writing Once I changed into pants that weren t as soaked in my urine, I eagerly agreed to read and review it before getting stuck in the holiday quagmire.I ve often said that reading a book about writing is like asking a psychic for lottery numbers If they can already predict the winning numbers, why are they...

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    Back in 1978, Lawrence Block released a book detailing his advice for prospective novelists Now, nearly forty years later, while much of the material is still relevant, Block decided to add and expand the text with the digital world in mind Now dubbed, Writing the Novel From Plot to Print to Pixel , Block s gives important information for both amateur and professional authors alike by offering guidance in moving through the fields of writing and publication.I received a copy from the author Back in 1978, Lawrence Block released a book detailing his advice for prospective novelists No...

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    Sage writing advice from a dry witted gentle guru I appreciate Lawrence Block s honest and work ethic He started his career writing sex novels and he s entirely without an elitist bone in his body His writing advice is excellent and wise and all unpu...

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    I m interested in reading therefore it only makes sense to me that I should be interested in writing too Not that I have any plans on writing but I believe knowing someabout the craft of writing while deepen my appreciation for what I read This book was very informative about the process as it was in the late 1970s, while tastes and tech have changed the basic process of creative writing remains the same Brain dreams up great idea, record the idea into a novel.For me the most interestin I m interested in reading therefore it only makes sense to me that I should be interested in writing too Not that I h...

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    Fantastic to read tips from a writer who has worked so long in the business I have pages of notes

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    I m in a strange place regarding writing manuals right now because I ve read an obscene amount of them, gained good knowledge of their basics and yet it got me nowhere There is a lot of material that Lawrence Block goes over that I was already familiar with, but he did teach me a couple things novels are naturally looser than short stories stylistically, beginning and ending a novel properly is key to its sellability and first and foremost, I am not alone in the struggle Several others face I m in a strange place regarding writing manuals right now because I ve read an obscene amount of them, gained good knowledge of their basics and yet it got me nowhere There is a lot of material that Lawrence Block goes over that I was already familiar with, but he did teach me a couple things novels are naturally looser than short stories stylistically, beginning and ending a novel properly is key to its sellability and first and foremost, I am not alone in the struggle Several others face the same roadblocks as me.WRITING THE NOVEL reads as much as a manual as it reads like a literary memoir It is also a book that any writer can pick and relate to, really as it discusses the writing process from its most conceptual stage to publica...

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    Block is a prolific author and his book of writing advice speaks to his years of experience and hundreds of published books Once you got past the fact that he was typing everythingon paperall the other guidance was timeless His examples and metaphors were awesome and his insights were helpful It was very much written in the I don t know what s going to work for you, but this worked for me Have at it tone.Written in 1979 I was struck by this insight in particular Openings are Block is a prolific author and his book of writing advice speaks to his years of experience and hundreds of published books Once you got past the fact that he was typing everythingon paperall the other guidance was timeless His examples and metapho...

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