So … you want to be a writer? Where do you start? How do you get there? No worries. This month I’ll be sharing my A to Z list of writer’s resources: books, blogs, and beyond! Check back each day to find helpful resources for improving your writing and navigating your way through the publishing industry.
D is for Donald Maass
I have found the books written by Donald Maass to be extremely inspiring and resourceful as a writer. I refer back to his books time and time again. Two of my favorites:
What about you? Have you read any of his books? What did you think of them?
I hadn't added his books to my TBR yet. Thanks for the tip - got them on there now. :)ReplyDelete
Hi Margo, I've not read any of his books, unfortunately.ReplyDelete
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I've heard SO MUCH about the man. Really need to get my hands on one of his books.ReplyDelete
Writer In Transit
i wanted to attend a conf where Donald Maass was speaking and i couldn't. i was very disappointed. lots of knowledge to be gained from him, but i do have writing the breakout novel, at least!ReplyDelete
happy d day!
I have a few.... But I never got a chance to read them! Bad, Michael. LOL..ReplyDelete
I really think I should!
I haven't heard of Donald before, but I'm definitely a believer in the wisdom of agents, just because they've seen so many of the mistakes writers have made!ReplyDelete
I haven't read any of Donald Maass' books but I've heard that Writing the Breakout Novel is a great one! I'll have to add that to my craft book TBR.ReplyDelete
I absolutely love Donalad Mass' books! Writing The Breakout Novel (or something like that, there's 21st in the title somewhere) is my favorite. There's a whole lot of worksheets in it that are great to ask yourself about your story and your characters.ReplyDelete
I've read a couple, some good ideas and strategies. Like most writing advice you have to pick and choose what works for you.ReplyDelete
I use The Fire In Fiction as a reference book. Every time I reread the book, I learn something new. I doubt I'll ever complete all his practical tool assignments.ReplyDelete
I had the opportunity to attend a Donald Maas workshop. It was awesome! Unfortunately, I haven't had time to read any of his books yet. I think it would help to reinforce the ideas he shared at his speaking engagement.ReplyDelete