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The Breakout Novelist: Craft and Strategies for Career Fiction Writersby Donald Maass
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The all-inclusive guide for novel writers
If you're serious about making your fiction vibrant, engaging, and marketable, you've found the right book. The Breakout Novelist gives you the craft and business know-how you need to make your book stand out.
Inside, veteran agent Donald Maass brings together the most innovative and practical information from his workshops and previous books to lead you through every aspect of setting your novel apart from the rest. 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 techniques including point of view, voice, and suspense. Plus, you'll find over 70 practical exercises to help you move your writing from blah to breakout.
You'll also learn from Maass' experiences over more than three decades in the publishing industry. Get straight talk from an insider about agents, contracts, how the industry is changing, and how to be the kind of author who builds a successful career book after book.
Get the best of Maass' expertise and instruction in one easy-to-use reference.
Book News Annotation:
Intended as a reference for writers in need of help with a stall, breakdown or block, this spiral bound, hard cover guide presents practical advice for novelists in all aspects of their writing and career. Drawn from the authors previous works Writing the Breakout Novel, Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook, The Fire in Fiction and The Career Novelist, this volume covers the basics of story development such as characters, plot and pace, processes for improving manuscripts such as writing characters that matter to readers and finding a unique voice, and advice on publishing and career management including information on pitching projects, hiring agents and contracts. Numerous writing exercises are included throughout. Maass is a literary agent in New York City. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Fiction writers of all levels and genres who want solid craft advice and writers ready to send their manuscripts out to agents and editors but aren't sure of the next steps will value this comprehensive writing reference by top New York literary agent Donald Maass. It contains the most essential information from four of his bestselling books, Writing the Breakout Novel, Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook, The Fire in Fiction, and The Career Novelist, plus updated content.
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