Writing the Breakout Novel: Winning Advice from a Top Agent and His Best-selling Client

Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Pub Date: 24/10/2002
ISBN: 9781582971827
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Quick overview A breakout novel is one that rises out of its category - such as romance, mystery or thriller - and hits the bestseller lists. This title explains the elements that all breakout novels share and provides tips on how to write a 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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