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Tag Archives: Donald Maass
Last week, Women’s Fiction Writers Association hosted Donald Maass, who taught a course on “Inner vs. Outer.” Basically, it was an advanced course on presenting your character’s emotions through an artful blend of both showing and telling. It was tough, … Continue reading
People who have things in common usually find ways to get together, maybe for no other reason than to discover they aren’t alone or . . . weird. They spend time together, hours sometimes, doing what they enjoy, discussing it, … Continue reading
Back in January of 2010, I made a New Year’s resolution some of you may remember: to read every book Donald Maass used as an example in his The Fire in Fiction. All this time, and I’m just now hitting chapter … Continue reading
The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly My rating: 4 of 5 stars For a while now, I’ve been squeezing into my meager reading time books Donald Maass used as examples in his writer’s manual The Fire in Fiction. Connelly’s The … Continue reading
Lisa Gardner wrote the epitome of a thriller. Tense, exciting, edge-of-your-seat suspense and incredible characterization make this book a must-read for lovers of this genre, and a must-study for writers in general. The Survivors Club, one of Donald Maass’s examples … Continue reading
Tami Hoag’s Alibi Man is one of the ones Donald Maass touted in his The Fire in Fiction as an example of how to soften a “larger than life” character. Elena Estes, Hoag’s tough-lady hero, is human and vulnerable, and … Continue reading
Anyone notice how long Vince Flynn’s Memorial Day stayed “on the nightstand” in the sidebar? If you did, you’re probably thinking I’m the slowest reader on the planet. In my defense, I (1) finished it a long time ago and … Continue reading