By John Dufresne
"This is the main functional, hard-nosed, beneficiant, direct, and invaluable advisor to writing fiction."―Brad Watson
eventually, a very creative―and hilarious―guide to inventive writing, jam-packed with encouragement and sound suggestion. Provocative and reassuring, nurturing and clever, The Lie That Tells a Truth is key to writers normally, fiction writers specifically, starting writers, severe writers, and a person dealing with a clean page.
John Dufresne, instructor and the acclaimed writer of Love Warps the brain a Little and Deep within the color of Paradise, demystifies the writing procedure. Drawing upon the knowledge of literature's nice craftsmen, Dufresne's lucid essays and numerous workouts begin the reader into the instruments, strategies, and methods of writing: inventing compelling characters, constructing a voice, making a feel of position, modifying your individual phrases. the place do nice rules come from? How will we realize them? How can language trap them? In his signature comedian voice, Dufresne solutions those questions and extra in chapters equivalent to "Writing round the Block," "Plottery," and "The paintings of Abbreviation." Dufresne demystifies the writing method, displaying that whereas the assumption of writing could be overwhelming, the act of writing is simplicity itself.