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Donald Maass is president of the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York, which he founded in 1980. He represents more than 100 fiction writers and sells more than 100 novels per year to top publishers in America and overseas. He is himself the author of fourteen pseudonymous novels and of the books The Career Novelist (Heineman, 1996), Writing the Breakout Novel (Writer's Digest Books, 2001) and Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook (Writer's Digest Books, 2004). He is a past president of the Association of Authors' Representatives, Inc. (AAR). Don tours the country giving one-day workshops based on his popular book, Writing the Breakout Novel.
This guy is the Simon Cowell of novel writing: "Did your friends tell you that you can sing? You need better friends! Read morePublished 28 days ago by Robin Jankiewicz
I liked this item so much, I also bought and read another of his books. Donald Maass doesn't explain the whole three act structure like many of the other writing books I've read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by missyo
This book truly provides observations and insights on pumping up fictions writing that simply are absent in the nearly 30 other books I've read on the subject. A must read!Published 1 month ago by Roy
If you're looking for a book that tells you everything about how to be an author, this is the wrong book for you. Read morePublished 4 months ago by J.T. Stoll
I haven't managed to make it through this. I'm sure there's some good info, but it doesn't compare to his other book, "Writing the Break-Out Novel. Read morePublished 5 months ago by A De Broux
This book has some of the most insightful advice on fiction writing I've ever come across. However, I've only given it four stars because I read Donald Maass's other book, Writing... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mia Chandler
Bottom line up front: I loved this book and recommend it for anyone that wants to write fiction and no matter in which genre. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Shawn C.
Using excerpts from novels is always a strength in Maass's books. There may be so e repetitive information, but I don't find that off-putting.Published 10 months ago by MJ
The problem with most how-to writing novels is that they're so darn vague. What I love about this book is there are specific techniques to bring your writing to the next level -... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Marisol A. Dunham