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For the writer that's ready to move on,
By A Customer
This review is from: Writing the Breakout Novel: Winning Advice from a Top Agent and His Best-selling Client (Paperback)
If you want to turn a good book into a great book, read this. It is clear that Donald Maass knows what he's talking about. He lets you in on all the secrets. He also clearly assumes that you know the basics, so if that's what you are looking for, shop something else at first. This is for the writer that's been through most and is ready to move on. (This clearly shows in that he gives advice that not all authors should go by. Fx: He says it's okay to go a lot over 100.000 words for a breakout novel - but of course we all know that for a first time author, a 150.000 word novel probably won't sell.) But he writes down-to-earth, an easily understood text and with tips you can take right out and use in your own novel. This is the best book on writing, I've read this year.