The Breakout Novelist: Craft And Strategies For Career Fiction Writers by Donald MaassThe Breakout Novelist: Craft And Strategies For Career Fiction Writers by Donald Maass

The Breakout Novelist: Craft And Strategies For Career Fiction Writers

byDonald Maass

Paperback | January 1, 2015

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The must-have reference for novel writers!

If you're serious about transforming your writing into vibrant, engaging, and marketable fiction, you've found the right book. The Breakout Novelist gives you the craft and business know-how you need to make your stories stand out.

Veteran literary agent Donald Maass brings together the best innovative and practical information from his previous books and workshops to help you set your novel apart from the competition. Maass shares examples from successful and contemporary writers across all genres to equip you with strategies for crafting compelling fiction--from core elements like character, setting, description, and plot, to more advanced techniques including theme, tension, and suspense. Plus, you'll find over 70 practical exercises to help you evaluate your writing to the breakout level.

You'll also learn from Maass's experiences from more than three decades in the publishing industry. Get straight talk from an insider about agents, contracts, industry changes, and how to be the kind of author who builds a successful career book after book.

If your goal is to craft powerful stories that capture your audience's attention from the first page to the last, then The Breakout Novelist is an indispensable reference.

Donald Maass heads the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York City, which represents more than 150 novelists and sells more than 150 novels every year to publishers in America and overseas. He is a past president of the Association of Authors Representatives, Inc., and is the author of several books.
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Title:The Breakout Novelist: Craft And Strategies For Career Fiction WritersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:332 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.94 inPublished:January 1, 2015Publisher:F+W MediaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:159963922X

ISBN - 13:9781599639222

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Practical There must be as many "how to write a novelist" books as there are aspiring novelists. This one is full of practical advice. A good reference if you are seeking direction, and a good procrastination device if you are seeking distraction.
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential Resource for Serious Writers This is a cohesive, in depth look at outlining your work, writing it, editing it, and (very importantly) deciding how to distribute it. I got way more than I was expecting, and had I known how extensive it truly is, I wouldn't have waited for it to go on sale. I would have just immediately gotten it, because this information would've been just as amazing to have on hand then (when I really needed it) as it is now.
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