Whatever the case may be, author and literary agent Donald Maass can show you how to take your prose to the next level and write a breakout novel – one that . Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook by Donald Maass, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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About Donald Maass Donald Maass is the author of 17 novels. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.
All the big plot elements are broken down into the simplest language.
My advice to any writer wondering whether to get this book is to check it out from the library. Maass shares examples from contemporary writers across all genres to equip you with the strategies great writers use to craft great fiction—from core fiction-writing elements like character, setting, description, and plot, to more advanced mass including point of view, voice, and suspense. All breakiut books he champions that were not yet released at the time of writing did terribly.
Don is my agent, so let’s get that out of the way.
Whatever the case may be, author and literary agent Donald Maass can show you how to take your prose to the next level and write a breakout novel – one that rises out of obscurity and Take your fiction to the next level! It was published in and the publishing industry has changed quite a bit since then with the advent of ebooks and ease of self-publishing, not to mention the ebbs and flows of what is hot and what is not.
Was reading it while writing a first draft and I made changes to the plot and character based on some of Maass’s tips!
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Learn how to write dialogue effectively by using the same techniques of favorite and best selling authors around the world. Donald Maass writiny not write an ethnography brreakout about the publishing industry; he was simply focused on the craft of storytelling, as if writing exists in a void beyond the strictures of culture and power. This book was written in and some of it is quite dated — i.
And every time I’d read another portion – sometimes I’d get time for a section, sometimes a chapter – I’d go back and write some more.
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And I suspect the author, a literary agent, is not favorably disposed toward the indie movement self-publishing. If this is the kind of book he’s going to teach us to write – hated by the author’s fans as a turning point into being worse, and disappointing in sales – well Share your thoughts with other customers.
A private thirty-minute consultation with Donald Maass, who reads fifty pages of each student’s donld and other supporting material. Return to Book Page.
There are a lot of gems sparkling through all the grime here, once I learned how to look for them, so all things considered, I feel 3 stars dknald a fair rating. Very few people are going to come up with a “breakout novel.
But for those of you who are serious about writing commercial fiction, and taking your career as a writer seriously, this is a good point of reference Write a better a book. Sign up for the Write Line Subscribe by email Sign donapd for writing tips, tools, and inspiration!
In fact I think I’ll make a habit of re-reading it every time I’m about to start working on a new novel myself.
In fact, he represents some of the big names in the industry: This book tells you what this agent thinks using examples from contemporary works as well as his own years of experience reading submission after submission.
Imagine all you can build. Quotes from Writing the Break A much better volume on the craft of writing by someone who’s actually qualified to talk about it; and who does it in a way that will inspire you.
Exactly the same, actually. It’s not a typical writing craft “how to”, it’s more about ideas. To ask other readers questions about Writing the Breakout Novelplease sign up. I love this book, and highly recommend it to any novelist.