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 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.

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    ISBN 9781582971827
    Genre LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing
    Format Paperback
    Pages 256
    Publisher Date 2002-08-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Writers Digest Books
    Copyright Year 2001
    Height 8.75 in
    Wdth 5.75 in
    Thickness 0.25 in
    Unit weight 0.8 lb
    Language English
    Edition Number 1
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Maass, Donald

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