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In that regard it is a fascinating read on the business and nuts and bolts instruction on all genres. Maybe that gives me a greater desire to mass this book, maybe reading it makes my chances better for breaking out on my first shot, maybe none of that matters. About Donald Maass Donald Maass is the author of 17 novels.

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Donad sounds like a writing hack’s how-to book; I assure you, it’s anything I took a break from fiction to read this a second time – my first reading was almost ten years ago, and I was writing a different novel then.

What Writing the Breakout Novel has is both a readers and an agents eye view of necessary elements in writing to mxass your readers and keep their interest. Some of the material, particularly relating to the author’s predictions about e-publishing, were clearly wrong this book was published inbefore Amazon became the giant that it is. The heroine did at least five stupid things. Jan 09, Clare rated it did not like it Shelves: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

He speaks at writer’s conferences throughout the country and lives in New York City. This book doesn’t contain formulas, either. It changed how I saw the story, how I worked on the end, the revisions, everything. Don’t buy this book.


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Eight years ago I refused to pick it up because I wasn’t ready for it. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem?

Each book should be a little better. May lead to dizziness, fits of cynicism, and paroxysms. Best writing book I’ve read.

That is the void that most books about writing exist in; as if stories are not the most powerful form of the hegemony, but some kind of artistic pursuit that finds success based solely on merit. There are a limited number of commuter student spaces that do not include a greakout room but do include all meals.

Now, building on the success of its predecessor, Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook calls that advice into action! Instructions for requests will be sent after registration.

I love this book, and highly recommend it to any novelist. Writing 21st Century Fiction: Book ratings by Goodreads. If you’re an aspiring writer looking for solid, truthful instruction on how to craft a novel, stick with Gardner or Stephen King’s On Writing, or James V. Maybe it will do for you what it did for me. Heck, any writer could probably benefit from the concepts about pushing your writing beyond what you usually do, but the specifics are tailored naass novel writers wanting to ‘break out’.

Talking about e-readers, the author suggests it’s a fad “they stand little chance of replacing traditional paper books,” he says.

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Because there is nothing left to discover, nothing unresolved, about such a paragon. The plot layers help. He doesn’t have a healthy respect for much genre fiction, particularly horror which he said died out in the 80’s and that can cause rhe lot of ‘friction’ between the reader and the book depending on what type of author you are.


He describes the interplay of elements within a novel, always stressing that time and care can turn a novel from good to extraordinary.

He tracks several novelist’s careers and demonstrates how they build audiences usually after amassing a body of work. Push yourself and push them. Jun 02, Patrick rated it really liked it.

It has more impact that way. Pages with related products.

A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King. Whatever the case may be, author and literary agent Donald Maass can show you fhe to take your prose to the next level and write a breakout novel – one that rises out of obscurity and Take your fiction to the next level!

False success at the end of a scene also suggests a coming disaster. If you are a mazss for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? It is the best book on writing bestsellers I have ever read. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. His taste, his style and his preferences all differ from my own so much, I was just having a hard time taking his rants seriously.

But early in the book, he a literary agent talks about a book he got a huge, nearly million dollar advance for, praising it as an example of the kind of book he will help you learn to write.