Maas the Man

Couldn’t agree more

writingwithdixie

Reading or re-reading Writing the Breakout Novel is so enlightening after hitting my third published novel. I know I read this a ton of years ago, but Iā€™m seeing new things even in the introduction. For example, in the foreward, for goodnss sake, Donald Maas says he took an informal survey of how readers chose the books they read. Unlike teachers, who try to keep up with professional texts AND what our students are reading and reading for pleasure, his survey showed people picked books by word of mouth or they liked a previous author. KABLOUIE!

Stop angsting about your blog like I do (not writing but angsting) or spending your precious seat time tweeting politics. WRITE and write the best novel you possibly can.

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