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Break Into Fiction: 11 Steps to Building a Story that Sells
     

Break Into Fiction: 11 Steps to Building a Story that Sells

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by Mary Buckham, Dianna Love
 

Getting a book published is hard enough—getting a novel published is doubly so! But a writer seeing his story on bookshelves everywhere is just a rewrite away with this book! Written by two award-winning novelists, this workshop-in-a-book is all aspiring authors need to master the art of fiction—and see their novel in print.

Based on their popular

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Getting a book published is hard enough—getting a novel published is doubly so! But a writer seeing his story on bookshelves everywhere is just a rewrite away with this book! Written by two award-winning novelists, this workshop-in-a-book is all aspiring authors need to master the art of fiction—and see their novel in print.

Based on their popular workshops, Mary Buckham and Dianna Love Snell have created a novel-writing system that anyone can follow. 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
  • Reference examples from a strongly-plotted popular genre films like suspense, classics, children, and romance
  • Simple worksheets to build a strong story one plot point at a time 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.
Inspiring authors shall struggle no more with the help of this step-by-step guide!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605500157
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
06/18/2009
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Mary Buckham (Port Townsend, WA) is an award-winning romantic-suspense author who, before becoming published in book-length fiction was a freelance article writer, selling hundreds of articles to local, regional, and national publications. In addition, she's been an editor of a regional magazine. Mary is a sought-after speaker and writing craft teacher for both online and in live presentations throughout the United States and Canada. Visit www.MaryBuckham.com for more on Mary.

Dianna Love (Peachtree City, Georgia) is a New York Times best selling author who wrote her first novel, Worth Every Risk, by applying the same analytical ability and study techniques that she used creating marketing projects for Fortune 500 companies. Her book won a RITA Award. Phantom in the Night, which is her collaboration with #1 New York Times best-seller Sherrilyn Kenyon, was released in June of 2008 and Dianna's debut urban fantasy novella is part of the Dead After Dark anthology. Visit www.AuthorDiannaLove.com for more on Dianna.

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Break Into Fiction: 11 Steps to Building a Story that Sells 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
monicaspence More than 1 year ago
I have used this book in plotting my novels. SO helpful. Easy to read and follow. A great resource.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mary Buckham and Diana Love show step by step how to successfully put the parts of a novel together. Invaluable for new writers.
LJBurkhammer More than 1 year ago
This book tells you point blank how to write a book if you're willing to do the work. The author has given templates on every aspect of the development of the characters. I strongly recommend this book for anyone thinking of starting writing or for one who has been in the business for a while.
mystymoon More than 1 year ago
want to write a book and get it published? Well this is the book for you. It explains everthing you want to know. Provides templates to make you think and dig deeper. This book is keeper and will allow you to get that book published. Buy it now!
GrahamCDowns More than 1 year ago
This was an interesting read, and there are some good suggestions in it. I still found it quite... clinical at times, and it's also written for an American audience. Not all of us tell stories this way, and I doubt many stories are going to use every single template in this manual. Still, you can't have too much advice as a story teller, and I'll definitely be keeping some of these things in mind when going through my next story or role playing setting!
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Good organizational tool for writing. But very strange they reference movies more than books.
spkAL More than 1 year ago
Great book, a must have for any new author.
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Hi what r we auditioning for srry i asnt on b4