Those of us who are driven to produce great quantities of manuscript don’t necessarily get any real pleasure out of the act. It’s just that we feel worse when we don’t write.
So, I saw the word Linda picked for Just Jot It January, mendaciloquent, and I said, “What the…?” So I went to the Grandiloquent Dictionary and learned that it means “able to tell artful or skilled lies.” And I immediately thought of Lawrence Block, who, in addition to having written more than a hundred novels and many short stories, has written a few books on writing, one of which is Telling Lies For Fun And Profit: A Manual For Fiction Writers.
I know that most of you are fiction writers, or have tried writing fiction in the past, and are always in the market for writing books. This is one of my favorites, because, in addition to being a hell of a writer with 58 years’ experience, he is very, very funny. Your local public library probably has a copy, so run out and borrow it, if it’s still available and one of my other readers hasn’t done so already. Or, get it from Amazon, if you’re so inclined. You’ll be glad you did.
Today’s prompt was brought to you by c0ral3 over at her blog, named, appropriately enough, Musefully Mendaciloquent. Just Jot It January was created by Linda Hill.
ETA: So, it’s a day early. So sue me.
from The Sound of One Hand Typing