• The Liar's Companion

  • A Field Guide for Fiction Writers
  • By: Lawrence Block
  • Narrated by: Robert Sams
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 04-24-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 3.6 (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A must-have collection of essays on the art and craft of fiction from Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Lawrence Block
For 10 years, New York Times best-selling 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 the tricks of the authorial trade, from creating a fresh story and delivering a powerful ending, to adapting books for the screen and deciding when to make the switch to fulltime writer.
Filled with wit and insight, The Liar’s Companion is a must-listen for experts, amateurs, and anyone interested in learning to craft great fiction from one of the field’s modern masters.
©2011 Lawrence Block (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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By GH on 07-10-13

Not a field guide - just musings

Apparently Lawrence Block does not know the definition of a field guide. If he did, he would not have just bound together a bunch of previously written articles without a form of organization and so named it. A field guide is meant to be referred to during a trip and help individuals distinguish things. This book does little of that. For example, he offers a few dropping about research -- but it is told like memoir. If you a looking for that, give it a listen. To me, this just lacked the punch of its title.

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