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As a writers manual on storytelling craft this 2001 publication by author and successful literary agent Donald Maass Writing the Breakout Novel Insider Advice for Taking Your Fiction to the Next Level remains one of my favoritesI first read this book in 2004 or 2005 and came across it again this year 2018 at my library s fundraising sale I bought a very notated very worn hardback copy and reread it finding as much truth in these pages as I did as an aspiring writer than a decade agoI have kept track of Donald Maass over the years I also enjoy reading his posts about writing craft on the website Writer Unboxed where he is a freuent contributor I would love to meet him at a writers conference or other such literary event He has so much wisdom and industry expertise about how and why stories work It honestly saddens me that so many people have given this book such scathing reviews here on Goodreads There are plenty of craft books on the market but very few are as good as this oneThe bones of what makes a good story are all here raising stakes transformation resolution All the big plot elements are broken down into the simplest language So are thornier subjects like theme and voice Donald Maass knows the market and what readers crave from their books and he knows how to distill that knowledge into the fewest words possible I have learned some uglier truths about publishing since the first time I read this book truths Donald Maass doesn t ever mention And I don t blame him for it he probably was unaware of such things then and now But those truths are still there Most people who aspire to call themselves authors come from a particular socioeconomic background and the publishing market favors stories told from the viewpoint of that particular socioeconomic background The market also favors stories that feature people from bad circumstances falling on hard times through their own poor choices andor addictions and then overcoming their internal demons rather than facing or changing external forces of oppression White savior tales remain as popular as they ever were for a reason So do popular tropes like the Magical Negro character which has morphed into another popular trope of diversity checkboxing to soothe the sting of a modifiedslightly exoticized white savior tale on an audience that claims to be progressive and wokeaware of oppressionDonald Maass doesn t speak to these things But all of that hegemonic discourse exists in novels in the stories that are chosen for publication and certainly in the stories that become breakout novels that sell well in the marketplace Privilege does not like to be seen or heard Privilege definitely does not want to be changed As a white able bodied upper middle class neurotypical heterosexual man Donald Maass has found success in an industry that seeks to reward what he is and how he thinks None of that however means that his wisdom about the craft of storytelling isn t useful or true uite the opposite I love this book and highly recommend it to any novelist But there are a great many truths I would add to these pages if I could For aspiring breakout novel authors there are a lot of ugly things that should be taken into consideration before writing for the market or writing a book that might perform well in the market Donald Maass is a member of the inner circle so he can t speak to those things For any aspiring breakout novelist who was born and raised in the same inner circle sharing those truths would also be unnecessary Those truths are often a birthright inherited through the osmosis of one s upbringing For people outside of the circle the worldview of the publishing industry and successful novelists must be learned as the s and codes of conduct of any different class in society must be learned Donald Maass did not write an ethnography book about the publishing industry he was simply focused on the craft of storytelling as if writing exists in a void beyond the strictures of culture and power That is the void that most books about writing exist in as if stories are not the most powerful form of the hegemony but some kind of artistic pursuit that finds success based solely on merit But I digress As a book about storytelling the information about plot characters setting and other basic elements of structure presented in this book are as solid and useful now as they were when Donald Maass first published this book Five full stars This is a great read A Hockey Tutor powerful and sweeping sense of time and Staub und Stolz place weave subplots into the main action for a complex engrossing story create larger than life characters that step right off the Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings TörleßLernmaterialien page explore universal themes that will interest a broad audience of readers sus. 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  • Paperback
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  • Writing the Breakout Novel
  • Donald Maass
  • English
  • 05 June 2020
  • 9781582971827