The Writer’s Bookshelf: Recommended References and Writing Resources (Episode 41: Discussing “Writing the Breakout Novel” by Donald Maass)

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Quick question: Would you prefer to learn how to write the breakout novel from a writer or a literary agent? This isn’t a trick question, nor is there a right answer. It’s just a question. But one worth asking.

Throughout The Writer’s Bookshelf series, which you’re reading now—welcome back—I’ve featured books by writers, authors, and instructors. This week, I’m presenting Writing the Breakout Novel, the first of many books on writing from Donald Maass, a major figure in the world of literary agencies. If you selected “literary agent” from my question above, then you’ll want to check out this week’s book.

Find out more in this video.

Writing the Breakout Novel: Insider Advice for Taking Your Fiction to the Next Level

by Donald Maass


Amazon Metadata:

·  Paperback : 256 pages

·  ISBN-10 : 158297182X

·  ISBN-13 : 978-1582971827  

·  Publisher : Writer’s Digest Books (January 1, 2002)

Check out other entries in the Writer’s Bookshelf series here.

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