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My new writing craft novel is on the way!

Posted: July 27th, 2011, 4:20 pm
by washingtonwriter1968
Writing The Breakout Novel by Donald Maass :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: Someone posted about reading this book and so many others have acted like it was a good book so i bought it. It is in transit as we speak! Can not wait! :)

Re: My new writing craft novel is on the way!

Posted: July 28th, 2011, 11:37 am
by dios4vida
I just read that!! It's wonderful. My copy is all highlighted and has little post-it flags on the most amazing of the amazing tips in there. You'll love it. :mrgreen:

(Your writing might never be the same again!)

Re: My new writing craft novel is on the way!

Posted: July 28th, 2011, 1:07 pm
by JustAnotherJen
I keep hearing buzz about this book. I may just have to go get my own copy... You'll have to tell us what you think of it. :)

Re: My new writing craft novel is on the way!

Posted: July 28th, 2011, 1:30 pm
by Margo
The book is very very good. The workbook (published separately) is in a whole other class, though. If I could only have one, I'd take the workbook.

Re: My new writing craft novel is on the way!

Posted: July 28th, 2011, 1:33 pm
by dios4vida
There's a workbook, too?! <scrambles over to Amazon>

Re: My new writing craft novel is on the way!

Posted: July 29th, 2011, 1:52 pm
by AveryMarsh
I've heard that the workbook is essentially the book in condensed form. But I've still heard rave reviews about both. I'm planning on buying a copy as soon as I'm done getting everyone's school supplies.

Re: My new writing craft novel is on the way!

Posted: July 29th, 2011, 3:45 pm
by Margo
AveryMarsh wrote:I've heard that the workbook is essentially the book in condensed form.
No, not quite. The workbook is the result of taking the ideas from the original book and turning them into practical, explicit exercises.

Re: My new writing craft novel is on the way!

Posted: August 9th, 2011, 11:18 pm
by washingtonwriter1968
Wow it seems that the book I ordered must have been the workbook as this is exactly what I received! Well having heard about ther work book I have it so to work I go! :!:

Re: My new writing craft novel is on the way!

Posted: August 19th, 2011, 10:20 pm
by AveryMarsh
How is it?

I can only get one right now and I can't decide between the book, the workbook or the other one... the Breakout Novelist.

Re: My new writing craft novel is on the way!

Posted: August 19th, 2011, 11:37 pm
by washingtonwriter1968
My choce is the work book because it has quite a bit of the book in it!

Re: My new writing craft novel is on the way!

Posted: August 20th, 2011, 4:25 pm
by imran1malik
yea right, i have choose the workbook too, because it has all in it.

Re: My new writing craft novel is on the way!

Posted: August 20th, 2011, 10:41 pm
by washingtonwriter1968
But I bought the book itself today I am reading it slowly and will be able to give a good opinion on which is best after that!

Re: My new writing craft novel is on the way!

Posted: August 21st, 2011, 11:21 am
by AveryMarsh
I broke down and bought both. But I chose free shipping, so they won't get here till forever. :geek: