Renowned author, Don Pendleton, gives the reader inspirational and unique insights into the moving forces that power creativity. A must read for aspiring writers and for those who love books and desire to know more about the creative processes that move the modern novel–and what creative forces move the novelist, himself.
Because novelists are re-creators of the human situation, Don encourages one to get in touch with their own creativity and unleash that creative power by becoming "God of your novel" and building a credible and coherent fictional world.
Known as the "father of the Action/Adventure genre, " Don is the creator of the best-selling The Executioner: Mack Bolan series, which became a publishing phenomenon following the publication of his first book in the series, War Against the Mafia, in 1969. Don also wrote science fiction, futuristic, mystery novels, short stories, and nonfiction. His Joe Copp, Private Eye series and his Ashton Ford, Psychic Detective series, also enjoyed international success. Who better to turn to for an understanding of the creative rationale of a novel than a successful novelist who published more than one hundred books in his long career!
This is not a book filled with writing techniques, but is a book overflowing with deeper insights into the process of creativity and how to unleash creative power and allow it to flow unencumbered from the mind onto the pages of a successful book. Many of the insights can also be of benefit to the nonfiction writer, and Don and Linda Pendleton use these insights in their nonfiction writing.
For writers, The Metaphysics of the Novel will empower the creative mind and unleash the creative drive. And those who love to read will discover new understanding of the creative process of writing a book that entertains.
"A profound study of the spiritual aspects of the novelist's art. If you're looking for a quick-fix list of agents and the like, look elsewhere. Pendleton has deeper truths to share in a work that entertains as it enlightens, examining the creative rationale that is the source of good writing." -Stephen Mertz, Author
"I can guarantee first hand that The Metaphysics of the Novel is invaluable for anyone with the genuine desire to write and publish their book." -Jon Guenther, Author
"How to , from the master novelist! Best book on writing I have ever read." -Billy P. Craig, Author
Copyright 2015 by Linda Pendleton
“I am simply a storyteller, an entertainer who hopes to enthrall with visions of the reader’s own incipient greatness.”
–Don Pendleton, 1927-1995