Friday, April 8, 2011

The Breakout Novelist: Craft and Strategies for Career Fiction Writers

The Breakout Novelist: Craft and Strategies for Career Fiction Writers
Author: Donald Maass

ISBN: 978-1582979908

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

Click Here To Purchase The Breakout Novelist: Craft and Strategies for Career Fiction Writers

Veteran agent, Donald Maass has put together another valuable book for writers. I'm not surprised. If you've read any of his writing books, then you know it's some serious stuff for serious writers. A must-have for fiction writers of all levels.

If you're determined to learn how to be a breakout novelist, this is the book for you. This comprehensive writing reference can help whether you're ready to submit or are just now learning the craft. Donald's words of wisdom will lead you every step of the way.

The spiral bound formatting allows for trouble-free access and the practical tools section shows you how to add larger-than-life qualities—an excellent guide to apply toward a work in progress or a completed manuscript.

The Breakout Novelist includes three parts: Mastering Breakout Basics, Achieving Breakout Greatness, Building a Breakout Career. You'll learn about setting, description, plot, character, agents, contracts, and much more. The list is endless.

The book contains invaluable material from four of his bestselling books, Writing the Breakout Novel, Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook, The Fire in Fiction, and The Career Novelist, plus updated content.

How awesome is that?

Top New York literary agent, Donald Maass has more than thirty years' experience in the publishing industry. This is one easy-to-use reference you do not want to miss. Guaranteed.

Donald Maass is president of the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York, which he founded in 1980. He represents more than 100 fiction writers in the SF, fantasy, crime, mystery, romance and thriller categories. He sells more than 100 novels per year to top publishers in America and overseas. Recently he has obtained six- and seven-figure advances from publishers such as Warner, Ballantine, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Harcourt Brace, Penguin Canada and others for authors like mystery writer Anne Perry, thriller writer Gregg Keizer, historical novelist Jack Whyte and science fiction writers Diane Duane and Todd McCaffrey.

He the author of more than 16 novels. Some of his writing books include: The Career Novelist (Heineman, 1996), Writing the Breakout Novel (Writers Digest Books, 2001), The Breakout Novel Workbook (Writer’s Digest Books, 2004) and The Fire in Fiction (Writer’s Digest Books, 2009). He is a past president of the Association of Authors’ Representatives, Inc. (AAR). Mr.Maass speaks at writer's conferences throughout the country and lives in New York City.

Click Here To Purchase The Breakout Novelist: Craft and Strategies for Career Fiction Writers

I've got a really special treat for you all! By accident I came across a link that Donald has up on Writer's Digest. It's an amazing PDF. Extremely useful. It gives you a taste of what the book is all about. But most importantly, it will help you become that breakout novelist you always dreamed to be.

For an interview and worksheets from The Breakout Novelist click HERE and you'll see what I am talking about. You do not want to miss it!


Roseanne Dowell said...

Thanks for sharing that. I have Writing the Breakout Novel and the workbook. He's awesome.

Sheri Fredricks said...

Looks fantastic! And thanks for the link - really appreciate your find.

Brenda said...

WOW!!!! I have to check this out. Thanks so much, Martha.

Kary said...

Thanks, Martha. Good stuff.

Gjillian said...

Nice review/post Mart!

The biggest lessons learned from Mr. Maass (so far) is tension/micro tension––really helps draw the reader in and keeps the story moving forward!

Characters, for me, are written straight from the heart.

Martha Ramirez said...

Glad you guys enjoyed it. Jill--ah yes. Micro tension!!

D'Ann said...

Great job!

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Lisa Kumar said...

Thanks for the link, Martha!

Stacy said...

Mart, thanks for the review and link. All very valuable information. I've read a few of his other books and they are great.