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Writing the breakout novel

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"Take 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_displayWriting the breakout novel
title_fullWriting the Breakout Novel
Writing the Breakout Novel / Donald Maass
Writing the breakout novel / Donald Maass ; foreword by Anne Perry
title_shortWriting the breakout novel
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Fiction
Language Arts
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Writing