Writing the Breakout Novel 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1582971827
ISBN-10: 158297182X
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In today's world, an author who doesn't produce a breakout novel risks getting lost in the midlist of the publishing world. Maass, the author of 17 novels who now works as a literary agent representing such distinguished writers as Anne Perry and James Patterson, knows firsthand what makes a novel rise above its category in the already saturated book market. Using his own clients as case studies, Maass defines the most crucial elements of a breakout novel a powerful sense of time and place, larger-than-life characters, a high degree of tension, good subplots, and universal themes and shows the reader how to use these elements efficiently to write a novel that will generate interest and have the potential to hit the best sellers lists. Each section ends with checklists for review. Recommended for all public libraries serving communities with struggling writers. Lisa J. Cihlar, Monroe P.L., WI
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Donald Maass is the author of 17 novels, mostly romance and young adult, and The Career Novelist. He now makes his living as a literary agent, representing dozens of novelists. He speaks at writer's conferences throughout the country.

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  • File Size: 616 KB
  • Print Length: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books; 1 edition (August 1, 2002)
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2002
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00506WXJA
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