The Breakout Novelist

The Breakout Novelist : Craft and Strategies for Career Fiction Writers

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"The Breakout Novelist" features content from Maass' fiction-writing mainstays, including the recently released "The Fire in Fiction", as well as long-time reader favourites "Writing the Breakout Novel" and "Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook". In addition, the book features updated content from "The Career Novelist", a book no longer available in stores. This updated, rich content is divided into three focused sections to provide fiction writers with a deeper understanding of: core fiction-writing elements (character, setting, description, & plot); more advanced techniques (point of view, voice, and suspense); and, the publishing process (finding an agent, querying, and synopses). Each section includes practical exercises for more

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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 177.8 x 226.06 x 50.8mm | 748.42g
  • F&W Publications Inc
  • Writer's Digest Books
  • Ohio, United States
  • English
  • 1582979901
  • 9781582979908
  • 375,865

About Donald Maass

Donald Maass heads the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York City, which represents more than 150 novelists and sells more than 150 novels every year to publishers in America and overseas. His Web site is more

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Donald Maass' The Breakout Novelist is an all-inclusive guide, spiral-bound for ease of reference while working. Maass, an experienced author and literary agent, presents strategies that generations of authors have applied to craft sublime fiction, from core elements (character-building, plot navigation, etc.) to advanced techniques involving point of view, suspense, and the application of voice. Exercises for practicing these techniques round out this excellent resource. --Midwest Book Reviewshow more

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