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Spider, Spin Me A Web: A Handbook for Fiction Writers By Lawrence Block,

  • Title: Spider, Spin Me A Web: A Handbook for Fiction Writers
  • Author: Lawrence Block
  • ISBN: 9780688146900
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Paperback
  • The craft of writing is a lot like spinning a web You take threads and weave them skillfully together, and only you know where this intricate network of twists and turns begin and how it will end Now, with Lawrence Block s expert advice, you can learn this art of entrapping your reader in a maze of facinating fiction.Spider, Spin Me a Web is the perfect companion volumeThe craft of writing is a lot like spinning a web You take threads and weave them skillfully together, and only you know where this intricate network of twists and turns begin and how it will end Now, with Lawrence Block s expert advice, you can learn this art of entrapping your reader in a maze of facinating fiction.Spider, Spin Me a Web is the perfect companion volume to Block s previous book on writing, Telling Lies for Fun and Profit, which Sue Grafton noted should be a permanent part of every writer s library As helpful and supportive as always, Block shares what he s learned over the course of writing over one hundred published books techniques to help you to write a solid piece of fiction strategies for getting a reader or editor to reaad and buy your book ideas for increasing your creativity and developing an environment that will nourish you and your craft.Spider, Spin Me a Web is a complete guide to achieving your full potential as awriter.
    Spider Spin Me A Web A Handbook for Fiction Writers The craft of writing is a lot like spinning a web You take threads and weave them skillfully together and only you know where this intricate network of twists and turns begin and how it will end Now

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    1. Spider, Spin Me A Web is a collection of Lawrence Block s column about writing in Writer s Digest.First off, I enjoyed Block s first volume about writing, Telling Lies for Fun and Profit, immensely and got a lot of useful tips from reading it I was not as enad with Spider, Spin Me a Web Spider, Spin Me a Web feels like a mixture of stuff that wasn t good enough to make it into Telling Lies, with a healthy dose of rehashing.It s not a bad book about writing Block still makes it an engaging read I [...]

    2. This is one of those books I ve had on my bookshelf for years, always telling myself I ll get back to it I would start it and then life would get in the way, or else self doubt would creep in and tell me what a horrible writer I was, so what was the point This summer I decided to really dig in and start writing my first mystery novel About two weeks in I dusted this book off to read as I wrote It is a great reference He says, first and foremost, write what you want not what you think will get pu [...]

    3. This is a very good book on the craft of creative writing The book is a collection of essays that come from his column in Writer s Digest I particularly enjoyed the style of this work, because it had an air of a story to it I think this lends a great deal credibility to what he has to say Through this book and his columns, he is able to weave a narrative tale that instructs the reader on the craft of writing In no small way, the book is an illustration of exactly the writer does, so it is a wor [...]

    4. Lawrence Block wrote a monthly column for Writer s Digest magazine for 14 years in the 1970 s and 80 s They have all been collected now into 4 books 1 Telling Lies for Fun and Profit2 Spider, Spin Me a Web3 The Liar s Bible4 The Liar s CompanionNo subject is off limits for Block From lofty questions how do writers get their ideas to the mundane how many pages should you write every day to the personal how often should writers exercise how should writers budget their money , the advice is practic [...]

    5. While I acknowledge that Mr Block is a very talented and prolific writer, this hardly qualifies as a handbook , or at least, my definition of something aspiring fiction writers would find useful Spider is essentially the life journey, experiences and observations of this man s path as a writer That s terrific for him, but who s to say my path as a novelist yes, I am one will be anything like his So far, except for living in NYC which he insists any would be writer MUST do at some point , we have [...]

    6. A great book for writers and anyone thinking about being a writer This book continues the collection of gems from Lawrence Block s 10 years as a columnist for Writer s Digest Block s style is friendly and casual, often irreverent and filled with gems for the creator Definitely a keeper for the writer s bookshelf, and a great read for anyone who is curious about writers and how they do or don t do it I read this book years ago, and ofter return to it.

    7. A product of it s times, still a good resource A fair portion of the book is about getting published, and I m not certain how much of that applies, since I have never been published by a major house, but it seems as though the game has changed drastically since the 80s Still, it was painless to read and there were some good sentiments throughout I m glad I read it, and it will probably stay on my shelf at home.

    8. This followup to Lawrence Block s Telling Lies for Fun and Profit is every bit as engaging and accessible as its predecessor His advice about creativity is valuable, but what most tyro writers need most is guidance on professionalism, and that is where Block consistently knocks it out of the ballpark.

    9. A very inspiring book This was the second time I ve read it my copy was published in 1988 , the first being over 20 years ago While some information is dated, it still offers a lot of insight on the process of creating with words A valuable tool, one that will be on my bookshelf to be reread again when my brain needs a boost.

    10. A great, wide ranging collection of columns Block wrote fir Writer s Digest in the 1980s Amusingly dated in places using typewriters that must be translated into the present climate, which has changed dramatically Some of the advice no longer applies Still, broadly helpful from a lifelong career writer.

    11. LB is just so damn accessible His group of columns on writing have all the right write stuff.ce, critique, pump you up affirmation and all in a not too PollyAnna ish prose.Just the thing if you re looking for a view from the writer s side.What s that Arnold Oh, really Arnold says to tell you he s hooked on LB s take on the writer s craft

    12. This follow up to TELLING LIES FOR FUN AND PROFIT is of the same and well worth it Something for everyone Block said that his greatest education as a writer was reading amateur manuscripts when he worked at Writer s Digest A lot of that wisdom is in this book and its predecessor.

    13. I like this one better than From Plot to Print It is made up of columns he wrote for Writer s Digest, so it hits writing from multiple angles and it doesn t give you a whole picture for writing your novel, but that s okay

    14. A how to for writers, but one that concentrates on philosophy than technique And since it s written by Block, it s fun to read.

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