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    DescriptionTake 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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    Title
    Writing the Breakout Novel
    Subtitle
    Winning Advice from a Top Agent and His Best-selling Client
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Donald Maass, Foreword by Anne Perry
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781582971827
    ISBN 10: 158297182X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
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    BIC E4L: LAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.1
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    B&T General Subject: 480
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Libri: I-LA
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24870
    DC22: 808.3
    BIC subject category V2: CBV
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    BISAC V2.8: LAN005000
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    LC classification: PN3365 .M245 2001
    Thema V1.0: CBV, CJCW
    Edition
    1, New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    F&W Publications Inc
    Imprint name
    Writer's Digest Books
    Publication date
    24 October 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Ohio
    Author Information
    Donald Maass is the author of 17 novels. He works as a literary agent, representing dozens of novelists in the fantasy, crime, mystery, romance, and thriller categories. He speaks at writer's conferences throughout the USA.