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Writing the Blockbuster Novel by [Albert Zuckerman]

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Writing the Blockbuster Novel Kindle Edition

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Sexy, smart, skillful. At last, the opportunity for any writer to learn from the master. --Nora Roberts, bestselling author.

Perceptive, informed, targeted. Authors striving for bestsellerdom would do well to hear Zuckerman's opinions. --LaVyrle Spencer

Writing the Blockbuster Novel is must reading for any writer who wishes to enlarge his or her readership. --F. Paul Wilson
--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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Zuckerman, a veteran literary agent representing such best-selling authors as Ken Follett and Eileen Goudge, here explains how authors can get their novels onto the best-sellers list. This book is not intended for beginning writers but will help those who have mastered the craft of novel writing and now wish to write a book with blockbuster potential. Of course, there are no guarantees here: the reading public is fickle, and, ultimately, readers are the ones who make best sellers. That said, Zuckerman knows what works most of the time. He spends the two largest sections of the book on outlining and revision. Authors need to know where they are going, and a detailed outline will help them map a plan to bring together all the characters and plot lines. Best-selling novels by Follett, Goudge, and others are used as examples. This will be useful in libraries that serve writers. Recommended.
- Lisa J. Co chenet, Plainfield P.L. Dist., Ill.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0182C1ACO
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Forge Books; New, Expanded edition (June 14, 2016)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 14, 2016
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2155 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0765382474
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ken Follett's Secret Weapon
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