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Writing the Breakout Novel : Donald Maass :

My only knock was the material was nove. Cannot recommend it highly enough to the aspiring, or even to the successful, writer. Maass also carefully dissects examples from breakouh breakout novels so you’ll lean how to read and analyze fiction like a writer. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Ask questions of yourself, of your characters.

If I don’t write a breakout novel, the fault will be mine, not the author’s. All the big plot elements are broken down into the simplest language. I believe it gives you a lot to at least think about on how to improve your story and any good writer wants to be able witing improve their writing.

Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook : Donald Maass :

This kind of undermines his whole thesis in a lot of ways. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Learn more about Amazon Prime. I especially like the notion I was able to tue away that when questioning things like POV point of view and tense that it is not as some would try to make a tje believe ; too difficult and not recommended for a new author to go down such a path; but it’s more likely that the style around what the author is trying to do just needs to be focused to make it more readable.


None of that, however, means that his wisdom about the craft of storytelling isn’t useful or true.

Maybe you’re a first-time novelist looking for practical guidance. The author’s fans consistently said ‘This isn’t as good as his breakoug books. Those truths are often a birthright, inherited through the osmosis of one’s upbringing. A rise is likely to precipitate a fall.

Upon finishing the book, however, I just I found some chapters to be more thought provoking t Maas doesn’t really say anything that isn’t reiterated in countless other books on the subject of writing. I was bothered not just by these types of predictions, which are in some sense understandable.

He didn’t tell me how to write a better story, he told me how to be a better writer, period. Certain examples like terrorism, economic problems as plot structures and themes are also te A must read for anyone in the writing business.

Jan 05, Oganalp Canatan rated it really liked it. Its good points are still worth looking into. English Choose a language for shopping. Trivia About Writing the Break Have you attended a Free Expressions workshop in the past? Readers are wise to certain authorial tricks. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. It changed how I saw the story, how I worked on the end, the revisions, everything. His tone and attitude throughout the book made me cringe numerous times.

The book itself is broken down into easy categories covered by separate chapters – Premise, Pace, Setting, Character, Subplots, Viewpoints, Themes, etc. Dec 01, Brightness rated it liked it Shelves: And I suspect the author, breaakout literary agent, is not favorably disposed toward the indie movement self-publishing.


Still, despite the many elements which proved grating for me, this is a useful book on writing.

Writing the Breakout Novel

Inside, veteran agent, Donald Maass brings together the most innovative and practical information from his workshops and previous books to lead you through every aspect of setting your novel apart from the rest.

Maass has an exercise for the author to determine theme. He is also the author of quite a few pseudonymous novels 14 as breakourprobably more now but since I don’t know what his pseudonym is Wrlting can’t check. He has so much wisdom and industry expertise about how and why stories work. It the difference that you see when trying to do a do it your self task at home and someone comes and says.

Dec 17, Anna Staniszewski rated it it was nnovel. Once I got past the fact that the author is a pompous ass that is. I first read this book in orand came across it qriting this year at my library’s fundraising sale. I’d spent more than a year of my life on that book, and his questions made me spend another nine months at it.