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Now It’s Personal – upping the ante in your Breakout Novel

Developing a breakout premise, creating a complex character that readers can cheer for, and sending them off to pursue their dream and defend everything they hold dear, will help propel your writing to the next level. Continuing to up the … Continue reading

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Time for the boiling oil – raising the stakes in your Novel

You have created your plausible yet brilliantly original premise and given us a flawed yet noble character to cheer for. All the ingredients are in the pot and you are ready to turn up the heat. You have answered the … Continue reading

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Throw them into the Abyss -raising the stakes in your Breakout Novel

You have taken your character and exposed their blemishes. They haven’t always been the good friend/daughter/part of the team. They’ve had their problems with the principal/the Sargent/the head cheerleader and it seems like the cards are stacked against them ever … Continue reading

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“We’re all going to die!” and other ways to raise the stakes in your novel

In my last post I covered some ideas for creating a breakout premise based on the writers guidebook, Writing the Breakout Novel, by Donald Maass. Raising the stakes is the next step in developing your breakout novel. According to the … Continue reading

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Supercharge your Novel Premise here.

In his writers guide, Writing the Breakout Novel, author and literary agent Donald Maass leads us through an exercise in brainstorming the breakout premise based on his two tests. Is it plausible (could it happen – good) and is it … Continue reading

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Hanging your Premise upside down

Developing a breakout premise is the first major focus in Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass. Plausibility (could it happen) is critical while predictability (I already know what’s going to happen) is a tolling bell for another dead premise. … Continue reading

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