Half intensive craft workshop and half practical advice on building and sustaining a successful writing practice, Live to Write marries craft and technique with encouragement and insider advice. Featuring the best posts written for the Kill Zone blog (a thriller writers' blog that has appeared on WD's 101 Best Websites for Writers multiple times) as well as brand-new material, the book will serve as a guide for all fiction writers on mastering the craft and keeping at it, matter what their chosen genre.
James Scott Bell is the #1 bestselling author of Plot & Structure, and thrillers like Don't Leave Me, Blind Justice, Deceived, Try Dying, Watch Your Back, and One More Lie Jim attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where he studied writing with Raymond Carver. He graduated with honors from the University of Southern California law school, and has written over 300 articles and several books for the legal profession. He has taught novel writing at Pepperdine University and numerous conferences in the United States, Canada and Great Britain. His short fiction has appeared in two anthologies and he is currently at work on two series: pulp style boxing stories featuring Irish Jimmy Gallagher and the vigilante nun series Force of Habit. Under the pen name K. Bennett he is also the author of the Mallory Caine zombie legal thriller series, which begins with Pay Me in Flesh. Jim served as fiction columnist for Writer's Digest magazine, to which he frequently contributes, and has written four craft books for Writer's Digest Books: Plot & Structure, Revision & Self-Editing, The Art of War for Writers and Conflict & Suspense. His Write Your Novel From The Middle was an instant #1 Amazon best-selling writing book. A former trial lawyer, Jim now writes and speaks full time. He lives in Los Angeles. He blogs every Sunday at The Kill Zone.