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November 23, 2017

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Seattle Writes: Start Your Novel

 

The following books are recommended by novelists Waverly Fitzgerald and Karen Finneyfrock, who each taught a two-hour "Start Your Novel" workshop as part of Seattle Public Library's 2014 SEATTLE WRITES programming.

 

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Writing the Breakout Novel

Writing the Breakout Novel
Maass, Donald

Explains the elements that all breakout novels share & shows readers how to use these elements to write a novel that will stand out within the crowded marketplace. A breakout novel is one that rises out of its category -- such as literary fiction, mystery, romance, or thriller -- and hits the bestseller lists. Maass explains the elements that all breakout novels share and shows readers how to use these elements to write a novel that has a good chance of succeeding in a crowded marketplace. They'll learn to: -- create a powerful and sweeping sense of time and place -- develop larger-than-life characters -- sustain a high degree of narrative tension from start to finish -- weave sub-plots into the main action -- explore universal themes that will interest a large audience of readers Then, using several of his clients' experiences -- including best-selling novelist Anne Perry -- as case studies, Maass provides real-life, insider examples to show how this type of novel can generate agent and publisher interest, creating or enhancing a novelist's career.


Format: Book
Holds: 7 on 5 copies

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Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting

Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting
McKee, Robert


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 8 copies

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The Weekend Novelist

The Weekend Novelist
Ray, Robert J.


Format: eBook
Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Word Work: Surviving and Thriving as A Writer

Word Work: Surviving and Thriving as A Writer
Rogers, Bruce Holland


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers

The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers
Vogler, Christopher

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Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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