Welcome to day twenty of the Writer Mama Back-to-School Giveaway. Today’s giveaway is ANOTHER double-header, which means another lucky person will win two great books on fiction writing Writing the Breakout Novel & Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook by Donald Maass.
Writing the Breakout Novel Book Description:
A breakout novel is one that rises out of its category–such as literary fiction, mystery, romance, or thriller–and hits the bestseller lists. Maass explains the elements that all breakout novels share and shows readers how to use these elements to write a novel that has a good chance of succeeding in a crowded marketplace. They’ll learn to:
* create a powerful and sweeping sense of time and place
* develop larger-than-life characters
* sustain a high degree of narrative tension from start to finish
* weave sub-plots into the main action
* explore universal themes that will interest a large audience of readers
Then, using several of his clients’ experiences–including best-selling novelist Anne Perry–as case studies, Maass provides real-life, insider examples to show how this type of novel can generate agent and publisher interest, creating or enhancing a novelist’s career.
* Includes an introduction by best-selling author Anne Perry
* Maass’ insider examples lend the credibility and visibility necessary to attract a wide audience of writers –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook Book Description:
This powerful book builds on the success of it predecessor-Writing the Breakout Novel-and takes readers to the next level: improving their work with practical, hands-on lessons and exercises.
With patented techniques from his popular writing workshops, Donald Maass shows fiction writers exactly how to make their work stand out from the crowd. Readers will learn how to strengthen any novel-in-progress, with sections on: – Building Plot Layers – Creating Inner Conflict – Strengthening Point of View and Voice – Discovering Larger Than Life Character Qualities – Developing the Psychology of Place
Every workbook exercise is followed by examples from real-life breakout novels. This is one of the most accessible novel-writing guides available today.
Donald Maass is a powerful force in the New York book community. As the president and founder of the Donald Maass Literary Agency, he sells more than 100 novels a year, teaches writing workshops across the country, and is a celebrated author in his own right. His personal writing credits include 14 novels (published under pseudonyms), The Career Novelist and Writing the Breakout Novel. Donald lives in New York City
I feel like we need a “fun” question, don’t you? So here it is: You just wrote a breakout novel. Maybe Donald Maass himself even wants to represent you. I mean this deal is BIG. You are going to get a major advance. The one in Publisher’s Lunch they call a “major deal.”
Good for you! You must have worked your buns off. Maybe even for ten years like this guy Oprah just picked up for her book club. Now here’s the question: How are you going to spend the 500,000 grand? Please be specific.
We should all take the time to dream a little, right?
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