Writing the Breakout Novel

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Written by Donald Maas   Reviewed by Rocky Reichman     Real.   That is the best word to describe the advice this books offers. Dozens of books on writing choke the marketplace today, but few are as valuable as this. Writing the Breakout Novel is a gem in the pile of rocks. The author, Donald Maass, is president of the Donald Maass Literary Agency, a well known New York firm that sells over a hundred novels a year to publishers. He is also president of AAR, the Association of Authors' Representatives. Which is why it is no wonder this book breaks out from the typical books on novel writing. Maass' book is about strategy, not just ...

October 19, 2009