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How to Write the Blockbuster Novel

Writing the Blockbuster Novel

There are some books I’ve found critical to my writing efforts. Each offers some take on the process not found anywhere else and has forced me up that ladder of competency in my craft. Here’s one of them:

Writing the Blockbuster Novel

by Albert Zuckerman

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book explains how to grow your writing from that of a good writer–who follows the rules of character development, crises, story arc, etc–to one who integrates them flawlessly into a novel. Chapters include What is the Big Book, the Outline Process, Larger-than-Life Characters, Big Scenes, Rhythm in Plotting–elements that every writer knows but just those few blockbuster writers implement successfully. A good find for those with a book inside of them that needs a big audience.

Be aware: He cautions the beginning writer to start somewhere else in his writing education. He’s right.

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