In support of National Novel Writing Month, starting November 1, Open Road Media is proud to offer ebooks for writers. Whether you turn to the bestselling Lawrence Block, the renowned John Gardner, or the inspirational Natalie Goldberg, we have an ebook to get you ready to write!
On Becoming a Novelist by John Gardner
In this essential guide, John Gardner advises the aspiring fiction
author on such topics as the value of creative writing workshops, the
developmental stages of literary growth, and the inevitable experience
of writer’s block.
On Writers and Writing by John Gardner
In this posthumously published collection of his essays and reviews, acclaimed novelist John Gardner discusses the craft of fiction writing, taking to task some of his best-known contemporaries in the process.
The Liar's Bible by Lawrence Block
Four-time Edgar Award–winning author Lawrence Block’s definitive essay collection on the art of writing fiction, illuminating the tricks of the authorial trade, from creating vibrant
characters and generating seamless plots, to conquering writer’s block
and experimenting with self-publishing.
The Liar's Companion by Lawrence Block
Lawrence Block's collection contains pieces 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.
Thunder and Lightning: Cracking Open the Writer's Craft by Natalie Goldberg
In the sequel to her bestselling Writing Down the Bones, Natalie Goldberg advises readers on how to capture the flashes of inspiration of a writer’s life, and turn this “thunder and lightning” into a polished final piece
Wild Mind: Living the Writer's Life by Natalie Goldberg
An inspirational, practical, and often lighthearted guide on how to find time to write, how to discover your personal style, and how to make sentences come alive
Writing the Novel by Lawrence Block
Lawrence Block offers neither tricks nor formulas, but straightforward advice based on the experience that comes with producing more than one hundred books.
Learn more about Block, Gardner, and Goldberg in the videos below: