I'm reading "Telling lies for fun and profit" at the moment and without a doubt it is the best book I have read on the subject so far. There are so many things that Block has told me, that make such perfect sense, that I have no idea why I wasn't doing them in the first place, and plenty of other things which have improved my writing significantly. He also uses examples from novels as examples, which seriously helps. It was recommended by several sucessful writers including Sue Grafton, and Holly Lisle, which was one of the reasons I picked it up. I recommmend this book to anyone who wants to get into writing professionally, or anyone who is writing professionally and just wants the answers for some of their problems. This book is so easily readable that I have hardly put it down since I bought it a few days ago.