EBOOK / KINDLE The Fire in Fiction Passion Purpose and Techniues to Make Your Novel Great
A while when t arrived n mailWhat s he going to say that could be better Is this going to be just a rehash of the old material n his earlier bookDoubts swirled but I finally convinced myself to read tWhat a ride He goes well above and beyond my highest expectations myself to read A Life in Two Worlds itWhat a ride He goes well above and beyond my highest expectations to his earlier book the books tightly organized and focused and comes with tons of practical tools to energize your manuscript with something his earlier book didn t have He really goes The Hitler Kiss: A Memoir of the Czech Resistance in depth with the mostmportant topics of writing fiction and Chapter 8 on micro tension alone The Doré Illustrated Balzac Droll Stories is worth the price of the entire bookn my opinionIt s extremely difficult to determine the cause from effects What makes a good story That s the million dollar uestion I have been asking myself ever since I began writing seriously I ve read a fair number of books on writing but none of them seemed to do t for me I groped further and read book after book classic after classic n search of the holy grail of storytelling But I couldn t figure Feminisms at a Millennium it out When I read Murakami for example I would lose myselfn his world as Gwydion's Dawn if by magic and when I came back out oft I could only say What the hell happenedAnd and when I came back out of t I could only say What the hell happenedAnd looks like Mr Maass could be the Galahad I have been looking for as he has a theory on the secret workings of this magic of good fiction If not at least he gives us a key to unlocking the mystery of The Good StoryWhat s this key this Holy Grail of Storytelling That my friends you must find for yourself between the covers of this bookA must read for any serious fiction writer Like virtually all of the Donald Maass books on writing I ve read I ve left highlighted notes throughout this one for future reference I highly recommend his books I liked this one a lot than Writing the Breakout Novel t s up to date for one thing but still ten years old but Mj 12. Die Geheime Regierung it wasn t life changing Asn his earlier book Maass gives us a lot of examples around 1 2 pages long and asks us to observe certain characteristics about those extracts that work for him the problem Strahlend In Purpur Und Goldd. Heilige Reich Von Konstantinopel is they don t always work for me Probably because I haven t read the rest of the novel Thiss exactly the Sierra Wildflowers: Mt. Lassen to Kern Canyon issue that dogs much teaching of writingf you really want to see what you should do to make a novel great there s no substitute for reading great novels ones that are great for YOU that s not necessarily the classics unless you want to write like a Victorian novelist and making mental or actual notes on what s workingMaass follows each chapter with a set of exercises most of which I ll admit I didn t do as they would nvolve HOURS of work If I ever have six months to spare and am aiming at bringing a draft up to Booker winning level I will definitely go back to this book but I uickly get Haunted Louisiana: The Most Haunted Houses in Louisiana impatient with exercises such as rewrite this pagen reverse chronological order then as a journal finally from a great distance real example I think that says a lot about me as a writer but as a reader I tend to shy away from books that feel overly workshopped and this my friends s a workshop without feedbackAnother nteresting good but ultimately skimmable book on writing that probably won t stick A Mistaken Match in my head for long Still I thinkt s a really good Lodz idea to think about process and craft on a regular basis and this book fitsnto my ntention to do just that. Your own workRich examples drawn from contemporary novels as diverse as The Lake House Water for Elephants and Jennifer Government to llustrate how various techniues work The Diminished in actual storiesPlus Maassntroduces an original techniue that any novelist can use any time n any scene n any novel even on the most uninspired dayto take the most powerful experiences from your personal life and turn those experiences directly nto powerful fictionTap nto The Fire n Fiction and supercharge your story with originality and spar. I m about halfway through the first draft of my novel spinning my wheels Claim the Night (The Claiming in that notorious middle plot wasteland where not enoughs happening I can see where the story needs to go I do know the ending but I ve lost my momentum One of my characters I do know the ending but I ve lost my momentum One of my characters pointless I m overrun with backstory and there are way too many scenes without tension I realize Claimed by Desire it s a first draft and some crappinesss permitted at this point but Say Youll Remember Me in trying to get myself out of the rut I thought I d finally give this book a shot It s been on my shelf for ages and folks have told met s great Knowing that The Fire Accidental Bodyguard in FictionBy Donald MaassThiss not the type of book I normally post a review about on my Blog but t s such a fabulous tool for writers I just can t pass up the opportunity THE FIRE IN FICTION Mehr als das is a powerful guide to writing fiction The author snsight The Accidental Cowboy (Angel Crossing, Arizona, into the many styles and skill levelss simply uncannyThe format serves as a fantastic cover to cover read as well as a dynamic reference Mr Maass gives reason and definition to admirable style In a short amount of text he discusses Hemingway esue minimalism as an unforgiving style that Abby and the Bachelor Cop is misunderstood and rarely mastered This concise details consistent throughout THE FIRE IN FICTION as the author tackles a multitude of Eye to Eye issues authors facen their struggle to succeed The guide begins with a memorable Accidentally Expecting introduction that sheds light upon the storyteller and the status seeker Mr Maas proceedsnto one of my favorites Protagonists vs Heroes from there he tackles ssues of character voice And Hyperreality In Each hyperreality In each every chapter he simplifies ssues often complicated by othersWriters and authors I highly recommend this guide It Herzrivalen is simply annvaluable tool On a scale of 1 to 5 stars I give this guide a 6 star review I only wish I could give t stars For the most part the topics here are advanced If you don t have a grip on things like plot POV passive writing and when to showtell then you might want to work your way up to this book But I have no doubts the deas here will help make anyone s fiction writing better I love Donald Maass take on writing and what makes a good book I also own WRITING THE BREAKOUT NOVEL Maass discourages churning out pages which may result Alaskan Nights in a book yes but what s the uality Like only the best editors Maass pushes writers to push past good and strive for excellent Thentroductory chapter with a section on Status Seekers and Storytellers holds up a mirror reading t was a reality check Maass cuts through the bulls% which he describes as writers declaring The book wrote tself and gets down to the deconstruction of great stories My favorite uote among many Storytellers look not to publishers to make them successful but to themselves They wonder how to top themselves with each new novel Their grumbles are not about getting toured but about getting time to deliver Storytellers take calculated risks with their fiction Mostly they try to make their stories bigger As aspiring writer one can feel overwhelmed with the amount of available books about how to become a successful writer The true s there s no magical recipe and after a few readings about the matter you are going to realize the best way to start to write your own fiction s reading the masters and also a few non memorable writers s Discover the Difference Between a So So Manuscript and a Novel Readers Can't ForgetWe've all read them novels by our favorite authors that disappoint Uninspired and lifeless we wonder what happened Was the author Always Look Twice in a hurry Did she have a bad year Has he lostnterest altogetherSomething similar All For You: Halfway There / Buckhorn Ever After / The One You Want / One Perfect Night is true of a great many unpublished manuscripts They are okay stories that never take flight They don't grip themagination let alone the heart They merit only a shrug and a polite dismissal by agents and editorsIt doesn't have.