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Description - Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass

A breakout novel is one that rises out if its category - such as literary fiction, mystery, romance, or thriller - and hits the bestseller charts. 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

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781582971827
ISBN-10: 158297182X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Writer's Digest Books
Publisher: F&W Publications Inc
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Donald Maass

Donald Maass is the author of 17 novels. He works as a literary agent, representing dozens of novelists in the fantasy, crime, mystery, romance, and thriller categories. He speaks at writer's conferences throughout the USA.

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