From New York Times bestseller Dianna Love and USA Today bestseller Mary Buckham, Break Into Fiction® is a book based on the programs they taught internationally. They've helped both seat-of-the-pants writers and plotters break through to write powerful stories.
Getting a book published is hard enough, but what about building a loyal reader base? It’s been said that nothing sells a book – to an editor or a reader – faster than a great story.
Whether you’re a plotter or a pantser (write by the seat of your pants), Break Into Fiction® is the book that will help you find the weak spots (sagging middles, unlikeable characters, slow pacing and more) in your fiction stories. Editing is key to any story, but it starts with the author. Writing fast means nothing if the final story isn’t sound. But the sooner you grasp the power points for a story, the faster you’ll be able to build a strong backlist. Now you have a way to improve your writing one easy step at a time.
Written by a New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelists, Break Into Fiction® is a workshop-in-a-book and the one resource all writers need to master the art of fiction. This book is based on the popular workshops Mary Buckham and Dianna Love taught in the US and internationally to beginning writers, multi-published authors and even a Pulitzer Prize winner.
Their innovative method shows writers how to create stories of depth, excitement, and emotion with:
• Easy-to-understand templates that guide the new writer through building a novel and show more experienced writers how to deepen a plot and take a first draft to the next level much more quickly
• Reference examples from strongly-plotted popular genre films of suspense, classics, children, and romance
• Simple worksheets to build a strong story through Character-Driven™ plotting for any genre
• Troubleshooting tips that reveal how to find and fix holes that weaken the plot
• Insights from best-selling novelists representing a variety of fiction genres
• A bonus dialogue guide that reveals how to make a character come alive through conversation.
Break Into Fiction® is here to help aspiring-to-bestselling authors with a step-by-step guide!
|Publisher:||Silver Hawk Press LLC|
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Excellent writing resource. I have used both the previous version and this version of this book and can't say enough about how it helps you plan your book and plot your story. It walks through step by step how to develop your characters and then your plot to have a fully fleshed story ready to write. And a fully fleshed story let's you hit the ground running with the writing. But what's even better about this book and how you can use sections to help any trouble spots you have as you're writing, such as a sagging middle or trouble making some turning points strong enough. If you're not a plotter, this book can still help you by giving you questions and exercises designed to focus on your story and what you need, not too much or too little. I love the templates and questions because they're focused on what you need. There is nothing I hate worse than a 12 page character interview sheet that never gets to the story or how to build the plot from that character. Everything in this book is designed to improve your story and use what works for you.