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Writing the Breakout Novel (Paperback)

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    Take your fiction to the next level!

    Maybe you're a first-time novelist looking for practical guidance. Maybe you've already been published, but your latest effort is stuck in mid-list limbo. Whatever the case may be, author and literary agent D......more

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Take your fiction to the next level!

Maybe you're a first-time novelist looking for practical guidance. Maybe you've already been published, but your latest effort is stuck in mid-list limbo. 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 hits the best-seller lists.

Maass details the elements that all breakout novels share - regardless of genre - then shows you writing techniques that can make your own books stand out and succeed in a crowded marketplace.

You'll learn to:

  • establish a powerful and sweeping sense of time and place
  • weave subplots into the main action for a complex, engrossing story
  • create larger-than-life characters that step right off the page
  • explore universal themes that will interest a broad audience of readers
  • sustain a high degree of narrative tension from start to finish
  • develop an inspired premise that sets your novel apart from the competition
Then, using examples from the recent works of several best-selling authors - including novelist Anne Perry - Maass illustrates methods for upping the ante in every aspect of your novel writing. You'll capture the eye of an agent, generate publisher interest and lay the foundation for a promising career.

Author:
Maass, Donald
Genre:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing
Audience:
General/trade
Edition:
1
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
256
Language:
English
Publisher:
Writers Digest Books
Publish Date:
08/01/2002
Copyright Year:
2001
ISBN:
9781582971827
Height:
8.75 in
Wdth:
5.75 in
Thickness:
0.25 in
Unit weight:
0.8 lb
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