Characters refusing to talk? Plot plodding along? Where do good ideas come from anyway? In this wonderfully practical volume, two-time Edgar Award-winning novelist Lawrence Block takes an inside look at writing as a craft and as a career.From studying the market, to mastering self-discipline and "e;creative procrastination,"e; through coping with rejections, Telling Lies for Fun Profit is an invaluable sourcebook of information. It is a must read for anyone serious about writing or understanding how the process works.