Break Into Fiction®: 11 Steps To Building A Powerful Story by Dianna LoveBreak Into Fiction®: 11 Steps To Building A Powerful Story by Dianna Love

Break Into Fiction®: 11 Steps To Building A Powerful Story

byDianna Love, Mary Buckham

Paperback | December 12, 2016

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What does it take to sell a novel to New York houses or to build a substantial reader base by releasing books as an Indie author?

The simple answer is because “they wrote a saleable book.”

Sounds simple, right?   But how do YOU write a great book that readers and editors will enjoy? 

Whether you’re a plotter or a pantser (write by the seat of your pants), Break Into Fiction® is the book that will help you locate – and fix – weak spots (sagging middles, unlikeable characters, slow pacing and more) in your fiction stories. Editing is key to any story, but it starts with the author. Writing fast means nothing if the final story isn’t sound. What’s the point in having five, ten or fifty mediocre books finished?

The sooner you grasp the power points for a story, the faster you’ll be able to build a strong backlist. Now you have a way to improve your writing one easy step at a time.

Written by a New York Times bestseller Dianna Love and USA Today bestseller Mary Buckham, Break Into Fiction® is a workshop-in-a-book and the one resource all writers need to master the art of fiction. This book is based on the popular workshops taught in the US and internationally to all levels of writers and even a double Pulitzer Prize winner.

Title:Break Into Fiction®: 11 Steps To Building A Powerful StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:196 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.42 inPublished:December 12, 2016Publisher:Silver Hawk Press LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1940651867

ISBN - 13:9781940651866

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsForeword by best-selling author Sherrilyn KenyonIntroductionHow To Use This BookGlossaryPart I. Start at the Beginning A. CHARACTERS: Created from the Soul Out B. CONFLICT: Driving the Plot C. POWER OPENINGS: Grab Them by the Throat Part II. Structure-Power Plotting 1. POWER PLOTTING: Everyday World 2. POWER PLOTTING: Premise Stated 3. POWER PLOTTING: Seeds of Change-Pros and Cons 4. POWER PLOTTING: Momentum-Decision-Push 5. POWER PLOTTING: Action Taken-Twist Point One 6. POWER PLOTTING: Secondary Story Initiated-Test Your Premise 7. POWER PLOTTING: Things Are about to Get Far Worse 8. POWER PLOTTING: Stakes Raised-Twist Point Two 9. POWER PLOTTING: Aftermath-Regrouping/Decision 10. POWER PLOTTING: Transformation-Twist Point Three 11. POWER PLOTTING: Wins and Losses-Lessons Learned and Shared Part III. Don't Let Them Put The Book Down D. POWER PACING: Forward-Quickly... or Not E. POWERFUL ENDINGS: Make Them Want More F. DIALOGUE: It's More Than Talking Heads G. The Final Stage of Writing Filmography Sources

Editorial Reviews

"These writers know their business and, what's more, know how to explain it. Break into Fiction® is solidly grounded in storytelling fundamentals, but then goes much farther into the practical detail that determines whether your book will bring a check or a rejection slip." Jon Franklin, two time Pulitzer Prize winner