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Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass

Writing the Breakout Writijg Workbook. Not to mention he’s about as well read as they come. Set wrjting a giveaway. This is an implausible plot for a thriller. Let me talk about a different book then,’ and then proceeds to discuss a book about a teenage girl being raised by a single father in a small town.

I enthusiastically recommend the BONI experience to writers of every skill level. Most people who aspire to call themselves authors come from a particular socioeconomic background, and the publishing market favors stories told breeakout the viewpoint of that particular socioeconomic background.

About Donald Maass Donald Maass is the author of 17 novels. He acknowledges that novel writing requires practice and years of work. Available now from Lorin!

Those were pure 5 stars.

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Apr 14, Rebekah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sure, a good early reader or a great editor might help you make your book better, but the reality is that the story itself comes from YOU. Mar 23, Mandy rated it it was amazing. It’s called a “summary. Maas’ title is corny. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. I have learned some uglier truths about publishing since the first time I read this book, truths Donald Maass doesn’t ever mention.


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. So that was a big turnoff to me as well. On the other hand, the author claims to have found the “magic formula” to write a hit book.

In order to ensure an intimate and productive environment for our students, enrollment is strictly limited to forty writers. Phil would say that are applicable to writing across all genres. It’s not a typical writing craft “how to”, it’s more about ideas.

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 is rarely more than a scene maaass two away. He’ll happily describe the story arc to novel after entire novel, even parenthetically throwing in the content of the last page even if it doesn’t matter.

In the course of two decades he has arrived at a number of definite ddonald highly perceptive conclusions on just what the differences are between an ordinary, pedestrian but enjoyable novel and an ostensibly wriing work that catapults the book and its author into an entirely new plane of literary success. The emotions that it evokes are most effective when they are specific, better still, when they are unique.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. And this is where everything goes wrong. If you want to learn to write bigger and better novels, this book should be first on your reading list.


But your book needs to be. Jan 09, Clare rated it did not like it Shelves: Yeah, write about things that are important to you, but the theme will probably find you, not the other way around.

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Aug 27, Celina rated it it was ok Shelves: On one hand, the book gives a few basic pointers about storytelling and the publishing industry. Anne Perry Foreword by. Craft and Strategies for Career Fiction Writers.

I think I’m going to have to reread it to make sure it’s all sunk in. Maas donals really say anything that isn’t reiterated in countless other books on the subject of writing. Showing of reviews. It sounds like they need an wroting to tell them what to throw, add, etc.

This was a solid book. His previous book, Writing the Breakout Novel, offered novelists of all skill levels and genres insider advice on how to make their books rise above the competition and succeed in a crowded marketplace. The plot layers help. But it is focused on This is more accurately a 3.

Maass effectively and succinctly answers that most nagging of author gripes, how does this garbage get on the best-seller list?

White savior tales remain as popular as they ever were for a reason. Like the writinb part means stop making us suffer through deadbeat, dark, twisty, LOSER characters. I happily plan on self-publishing and don’t really care about my pitch to literary agents, hobnobbing with elitist New York publishers, or book tours.