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 . Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook by Donald Maass, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Dispatched from the UK in 10 business days When will my order arrive? Do not take if you are allergic to any of the following: 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. Ellen Gilchrist, is that you?

Writing the Breakout Novel is clearly a book that every aspiring writer should consider reading. This book worked for me because it coalesced a year’s worth of reading, writing, taking apart books, and workshop There are obvious reasons why adding this title is embarrassing.

And I can’t argue with his main point: Then I read this book, and it changed everything for me. What Writing the Breakout Novel has is both a readers and an agents eye view of necessary elements in writing to entertain your readers and keep their interest. His tone and attitude throughout the book made me cringe numerous times.

Don Maass understands story in a way brezkout people, even few professionals, do. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Now, lest you think, “I’ve been published; this doesn’t apply to me,” he is specifically targeting those of you who are modestly successful or have at least been published but have yet to really ‘break out’.


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What is it that makes twenty-first century fiction different from twentieth-century fiction? Yes there are things an author should try to do to be more marketable and those are covered here, but Donald is in no way preachy maaws these ideas.

Time will tell if I’ve learned my lessons from this book. I enthusiastically recommend the BONI experience to writers of every skill level. The book offers a few interesting extract from novels.

Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook : Hands-on Help for Making Your Novel Stand Out and Succeed

Readers can simply read a novel … or they can experience it. It was published in and the publishing industry has changed quite a bit since then with the advent of ebooks and ease of self-publishing, not to mention the ebbs and flows of what is hot and what is not. If your writing has felt stale, if you’ve had a hard time with a story or with your career in general, I suggest checking out this book. Writing the Breakout Novel: You’ll capture the eye of an agent, generate publisher maads and lay the foundation for a promising career.

I can’t recommend Writing the Breakout Novel highly enough to aspiring novelists. Maass mentions a book.

He knows his stuff, which is what makes this book so terrifying. Since the author is a literary agent, he breaks down what works and what doesn’t, and sometimes even cites examples of books that have been commercial successes that ran counter to his advice. View all 3 comments.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. You cannot go too far wrong if your focal character is strong, your central conflict is clear and established early, and the main plotline always strides forward and bdeakout rarely more than a scene or two away.


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How you can beef up your existing or work-in-progress novel to make it more powerful, more engaging, more significant, how to “break out”. The Fire in Fiction delves deep into the world of character development, with fiction writing tips that can turn any writer into a pro at developing character and voice in writing in no time at all.

Showing of reviews. If there were only a handful, I probably would have made a list, but after a while, I was just too exhausted from trying to follow them all.

Writing the Breakout Novel

The thing I took away is to raise the stakes and stop being scared of pushing characters; what’s the worst that could happen? Boy am I glad I bought this. He describes the interplay of elements within a novel, always stressing that time and care can turn a novel from good to extraordinary. Access to private writing resource section on Free Expressions website. A fantastic wake-up call and a manual on how to write crass, highly sellable fiction.

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I believe it gives you a lot to at least think about on how to improve your story and any good writer wants to be able to improve their writing. Maas’ title is corny. I’m not sure that my writing will ever reach the level of respectability that he holds out for, but I think I can easily see where I need to improve and that’s what counts as to how this book works as a tool.

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