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Writing 21st Century Fiction: High Impact Techniques for Exceptional…

by Donald Maass

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In its favour, in a niche that is often populated my many cookie-cutter help guides, this book does cover new and different territory. Much of what is presented is worth consideration and may prove enlightening and help aspiring writers push their work to a better level.

After Larry Brooks book, I was inspired, clear of mind and purpose. However, after this book, my mind is cluttered and confidence is shot.

While Donald Maas raises some interesting points, I felt overall he presents the case for a story, so perfect as to be completely unattainable.

Thus I am torn on this work. Do I feel it helped or hindered? I don't know.

But it is solidly written, presented with little fuss, uses many examples which should be familiar to modern readers and provides a different view from other books in this genre. ( )
  StaticBlaq | Apr 26, 2015 |
Very useful tool for writers. There is a lot to consider and if offered the writer much food for thought. ( )
  Annfrailey | Dec 24, 2014 |
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Capture the minds, hearts, and imaginations of 21st century readers! Whether you're a commercial storyteller or a literary novelist, whether your goal is to write a best-selling novel or captivate readers with a satisfying, beautifully written story, the key to success is the same: high-impact fiction. Writing 21st Century Fiction will help you write a novel for today's readers and market, filled with rich characters, compelling plots, and resonant themes. Author and literary agent Donald Maass shows you how to: Create fiction that transcends genre, conjures characters who look and feel more "real" than real people, and shows readers the work around them in new ways; Infuse every page with an electric current of emotional appeal and micro-tension; Harness the power of parallels, symbols, metaphors, and more to illuminate your novel in a lasting way; Develop a personalized method of writing that works for you. With an arsenal of thought-provoking prompts and questions, plus plenty of examples from best-selling titles, Writing 21st Century Fiction will strip away your preconceived notions about writing in today's world and give you the essential tools you need to create fiction that will leave both readers and critics in awe."It might be argued that every literary agent knows a thing or two about story. But having authored several must-have nooks on the craft of writing.we think it's an indelible truth that literary agent.Donald Maass is an authority figure on the topic." --Writer Unboxed… (more)

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