Thursday, March 26, 2009

Free Book on Writing

Many years ago, I went to my first ever writing seminar. It was called "Writing the Breakout Novel", and it was run by a literary agent named Donald Maass. My experience there represented a major turning point in my own writing - because, even though I wasn't ready for the big time then, I learned some things that allowed me to improve my craft by leaps and bounds.

Now I'm represented by Cameron McClure with the Donald Maass agency, and I have to give some of the credit for getting me here to that seminar. Don's writing advice is fantastic. And the good news is, he's giving some of it away for free.

You can download a copy of The Career Novelist by Donald Maass here.

I also highly recommend that every writer check out Don's books "Writing the Breakout Novel" and the companion "Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook." You'll learn so much about writing, your head might just explode. :-)


Sheila Deeth said...

Thanks, and congratulations. I'm downloading the book now, and looking forward to reading it.

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

Your progression from that class/series of books to your landing at the Maass agency was predestined, I'm sure of it. You were meant to be with them, just as your characters are meant to be in MacDonald's Happy Meals some day soon. ;o) We're all so proud of you, SW!

Marta Stephens said...

That's pretty awesome that your writing career began with a contact with Don Maass and that's where you've landed! What a journey! Every workshop, conference, etc., is a treasure of information!

April said...

How wonderful! I just finished downloading the book and can't wait to read it! Thanks!