Sister of My Heart gNotes throughout this one for future reference I highly recommend his books Bravo Because Donald Maass s earlier book Writing the Breakout Novel was soood I was afraid of being let down by his newest and didn t even touch it for a while when it arrived in mailWhat is he King Alfred's Version of St. Augustine's Soliloquies going to say that could be better Is thisoing to be just a rehash of the old material in his earlier bookDoubts swirled but I finally convinced myself to read itWhat a ride He Rescuing Gus goes well above and beyond my highest expectations Compared to his earlier book the book is tightly organized and focused and comes with tons of practical tools to energize your manuscript with something his earlier book didn t have He reallyoes in depth with the most important topics of
"Writing Fiction And Chapter 8 On Micro "fiction and Chapter 8 on micro alone is worth the price of the entire book in my opinionIt is extremely difficult to determine the cause from effects What makes a ood story That is the million dollar uestion I have been asking myself ever since I began writing. To be that way In The Fire in Fiction successful literary
Agent And Author Donald Maass and author Donald Maass you not only how to infuse your story with deep conviction and fiery passion but how to do it over and over again The book featuresTechniues for capturing a special time and
place creating characters whose lives matter nailing multiple impact plot turns making the supernatural real infusing issues creating characters whose lives matter nailing multiple impact plot turns making the supernatural real infusing issues fiction and Story enriching exercises at the end of every chapter to show you how to apply the practical tools just covered to. .
I liked this one a lot than Writing the Breakout Novel it s up to date for one thing but still ten years old but it wasn t life changing As in his earlier book Maass ives us a lot
of examples around 1 2 pages long and asks us to observe certain characteristics about those extracts examples around 1 2 pages long and asks us to observe certain characteristics about those extracts work for him the problem is they don t always work for me Probably because I haven t read the rest of the novel This is exactly the issue that dogs much teaching of writing if you really want to see what you should
Do To Make A Novel to make a novel there s no substitute for reading Portrait of a Starter: An Unhidden Story great novels ones that arereat for YOU that is not necessarily the classics unless you want to write like a Victorian novelist and making mental or actual notes on what s workingMaass follows each chapter with a set of exercises most of which I ll admit I didn t do as they would involve HOURS of work If I ever have six months to spare and am aiming at bringing a dra Like virtually all of the Donald Maass books on writing I ve read I ve left highlighted. Discover the Difference Between a So So Manuscript and a Novel Readers Can't ForgetWe've all read them novels by our favorite authors that disappoint Uninspired and lifeless we wonder what happened Was the author in a hurry Did she have a bad year Has he lost interest altogetherSomething similar is true of a reat many unpublished manuscripts They are okay stories that
"never take flight They don't rip the imagination let alone the heart They merit only a shrug and a polite "take flight They don't rip the imagination let alone the heart They merit only a shrug and a polite by agents and editorsIt doesn't have.
REVIEW ✓ HAPPY-NOGI46-GO.XYZ Ó Donald MaassSeriously I ve read a fair number of books
on writing but none of them seemed to do it for me I roped further and read book afterwriting but none of them seemed to do it for me I roped further and read book after classic after classic in search of the holy rail of storytelling But I couldn t figure it out When I read Murakami for example I would lose myself in his world as if by magic and when I came back out of it I could only say What the hell happenedAnd it looks like Mr Maass could be the Galahad I have been looking for as he has a theory on the secret workings of this magic of Moonrise good fiction If not at least heives us a key to unlocking the mystery of The Good StoryWhat s this key this Holy Grail of Storytelling That my friends you must find for yourself between the covers of this bookA must read for any serious fiction writer Most of the information here is the standard stuff you would find in any Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi good how to book on writing But there are also some innovative techniues that make a lot of sense andive a deeper understanding of how to make fiction work The description of tech. Your own workRich examples drawn from contemporary novels as diverse as The Lake House Water for Elephants and Jennifer Government to illustrate how various techniues work in actual storiesPlus Maass introduces an original techniue that any novelist can use any time in any scene in any novel even on the most uninspired dayto take the most powerful experiences from your personal life and turn those experiences directly into powerful fictionTap into The Fire in Fiction and supercharge your story with originality and spar. .