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Writing the Blockbuster Novel

ISBN-10: 1582971277
ISBN-13: 9781582971278
Edition: 2002
Authors: Albert Zuckerman
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Description: Every novelist dreams of it--writing the book that rockets to the top of the best-seller lists. Now, they can see how it's done, up close, in a book by an agent who has sold manuscripts that turned into hits. Here Albert Zuckerman covers the  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: F&W Media, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Every novelist dreams of it--writing the book that rockets to the top of the best-seller lists. Now, they can see how it's done, up close, in a book by an agent who has sold manuscripts that turned into hits. Here Albert Zuckerman covers the essential elements of the blockbuster novel and shows writers how to put them to work in their books. Zuckerman covers the subject thoroughly, from creating outlines and building larger than life characters to injecting suspense and more. His instruction is decisive, direct and clear and is supported with examples from Gone With the Wind, the Godfather and other blockbusters.Albert Zuckerman has been an agent for more than 20 years. He represents Ken Follett and has helped several other writers reach the best-seller list. He lives in New York City.

Acknowledgmentsp. VII
Introductionp. 1
Getting Startedp. 4
The Big Book: What Is It?p. 14
Setting Your Novelp. 23
The Outline Processp. 33
Larger-Than-Life Charactersp. 96
Point of Viewp. 109
Tightening Character Relationshipsp. 116
Setting Up Scenesp. 124
Big Scenesp. 134
Weaving Plot Strandsp. 145
Rhythm in Plottingp. 155
Story Pointsp. 159
Revisionp. 165
Getting It Published and Onto the Best-Seller Listsp. 199
Indexp. 207
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