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  • Writing 21st Century Fiction
  • Donald Maass
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  • 25 November 2018
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Download ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¾ Donald Maass Donald Maass ¾ 9 review characters Writing 21st Century Fiction And commerical Like Writing the Breakout Novel and The Fire in Fiction this is intended to be a how to with extensive practical tools and plenty of examples from recent novels About the Author Donald Maass heads the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York City which represents than 150 novelists and sells than 150 novels every year to publishers in America and overseas He is a past president of the Association of Authors Representatives Inc and is the author of several books of interest to fiction writers including Writing the Breakout Novel The Fire in Fiction and The Breakout Novelist all from Writer's Digest Boo. I always find Donald Maass books on writing enormously helpful and this book was no exception Although some of the content seemed to be similar to his book The Fire in Fiction the sections on deepening the emotional intensity were excellent and much needed at this stage in my current work in progress I enjoy the exercisesuestions he gives at the end of each chapter I don t sit down and implement them all but they are certainly good food for thought especially if you have a scene that just isn t working but you re not sure why I d recommend this book to any writer Eksyneen muistikirja practical tools and Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn plenty of examples from recent novels About the Author Donald Maass heads the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York City which represents than 150 novelists and sells than 150 novels every year to Y hasta lo último de la tierra Una historia ilustrada del Cristianismo publishers in America and overseas He is a Knight Kyle and the Magic Silver Lance past ueer Theory and Brokeback Mountain president of the Association of Authors Representatives Inc and is the author of several books of interest to fiction writers including Writing the Breakout Novel The Fire in Fiction and The Breakout Novelist all from Writer's Digest Boo. I always find Donald Maass books on writing enormously helpful and this book was no exception Although some of the content seemed to be similar to his book The Fire in Fiction the sections on deepening the emotional intensity were excellent and much needed at this stage in my current work in The Truth Against the World progress I enjoy the exercisesuestions he gives at the end of each chapter I don t sit down and implement them all but they are certainly good food for thought especially if you have a scene that just isn t working but you re not sure why I d recommend this book to any writer

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One of my favorite books on the craft of fiction is literary agent Donald Maass s classic Writing the Breakout Novel Maass followed that up with The Fire in Fiction Passion Purpose and Techniues to Make Your Novel Great His latest work Writing 21st Century Fiction High Impact Techniues for Exceptional Storytelling focuses on what it takes to write high impact fiction in today s genre driven ageMaass decided to write the book after he noticed commercial genre fiction dominated The New York Times best seller list for hardcovers as expected but the trade paperback list featured literary fiction His conclusion was that a new kind of fiction was emerging and that the best 21st Century fiction combined proven commercial story telling techniues with high impact literary writing that exhibited powerful themes and emotions In an interview on the popular blog Writer Unboxed Maass discussed what the book is about It s about the death of genre or accurately the liberation from genre boxes including the literary box It s about creating fiction that s powerful free and uniuely your own It s about how we change the world Maass saidhttpwriterunboxedcom20121003t One of the most lessons Maass imparts to writers is the need to dig deep into their own emotions to create high impact characters and stories The characters who resonate most widely today don t merely reflect our times they reflect ourselves That s true whether we re talking about genre fare historicals satire or serious literary stuff he writes Revealing human truths means transcending tropes peering into the past with fresh eyes unearthing all that is hidden and moving beyond what is easy and comfortable to write what is hard and even painful to face Get out of the past Get over trends To write high impact 21st century fiction you must start by becoming highly personal Find your voice yes but than that challenge yourself to be unafraid independent open aware and true to your own heart You must become your most authentic self Maass urges writers to consider carefully their characters inner and outer journeys These journeys are different but inter connected Each chapter ends with a series of uestions and advice specific to character and storyAction and tension are important to sustain the reader s interest but Maass urges writers to consider impact He writes Clever twists and turns are only momentarily attention grabbing Relentless forward driving action high tension and cliffhangers do serve to keep readers eyeballs on the page but don t necessarily engage their hearts By the same token a dutifully rendered reality reviewers call such writing closely observed may cause readers to catch their breath once in a while but the effect doesn t last long Not enough is happening and when it does it feels underwhelming How then can commercial novelists construct plots that have true power How can literary writers conjure events that give their work long lasting effect The answer in all cases is to create events of enormous impact If an event is external excavate its inner meaning If a moment is internal push it out the door and make it do something large real permanent and hard to miss Whatever your assignment you won t find it easy It s not natural to you since your tendency is to hold back If you are a novice writer I recommend first reading Writing the Breakout Novel before tackling this book If you are an experienced writer I highly recommend this book Vingespenn piles that are chock full of stories that are weak because they adhere to rules feel old fashioned or in some other way are written the outdated way that writers think they should write in order to get We Love Glenda So Much and A Change of Light published By explaining the techniues of high impact and often best selling recent novels expert author and literary agent Don Maass will Wenn Kinder trotzen push novelists beyond genre boudaries beyond outdated styles beyond their safety zone to ways of writing fiction that are CC Программирование на языке высокого уровня personal uniue contemporary and excellent in ways that are both literary. 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Download ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¾ Donald Maass Donald Maass ¾ 9 review characters Writing 21st Century Fiction The first book to provide a concrete framework for writing powerful literarycommercial novels With this book literary novelists will Learn to create compelling plots while commercial novelists will be able to achieve literary uality writing and win critical respect Examine examples techniues and exercises Learn practical tools in each chapter that allow novelists to apply these methods immediately to create fiction that transcends genre creates realities uniue to its authors conjures characters who feel real than real people and shows readers the world around them in new ways What is it that makes twenty first centu. I would rank this book up with STORY by Robert McKee as one of the most intelligent books ever written about writing fiction And frankly this book is accessible than McKee s textbookI ve always loved Maass s writing how to materials and this was no disappointment However I have published 45 novels and taught novel writing for years and this book challenged even me to absorb the full message within it It is so dense packed with ideas and expressed so deeply that I literally had to read this book one sentence at a time stopping to re read each sentence in places But it s THAT brilliant It was worth itI hate to say it s not a book for a beginning writer because I suspect any writer will find many pearls of wisdom in this book But to really understand what Maass is getting at will take a fair bit of concentration thought patience and deep examination of your writing This is not a book for the dash off cheap fiction fast writerMr Maass is clearly a master of understanding fiction like few other people I ve ever had the pleasure of reading or listening to And in this book he s kind enough to share his most intellectual take on fiction writing no holds barred He doesn t hold back on the complexity or profundity of his ideas and for that I am extremely grateful It s rare for me at this level of my writing career to run into someone who can blow my mind and force me to fundamentally re examine everything I thought I knew about writing But this book did both In spades