Tagged: donald maass

Create a Page Turner 0

Create a Page Turner

You want to create a page turner. You want your readers up late at night, reading. You want them to say to their significant other when called to bed, “Just one more page!” How...

Got Voice? Create a Page Turner 0

Got Voice? Create a Page Turner

One of the things that I love about fiction is that distinct voice an author has. It may be an in-your-face humor like Rick Riordan’s in his Percy Jackson & The Olympians series, or...


Fire in Fiction: Novels are Intimate

We’re once again at Except Thursday. I just decided that today I would excerpt again from Donald Maass’ The Fire In Fiction, the book I’m currently reading. Why? I’m inspired by Maass’ book. Reading it makes me want to work on my novel. I hope it can inspire you too to work on your novel.


The Fire in Fiction: Harness Your Passion

“I believe that passion is available to every author, every time she sits down to write. Every novel can be inspired. Every scene can have a white-hot center. It is not a matter of conjuring demons, being obsessed, or just plain luck. The passion that inspires great fiction can be a writing technique as handy and easy to use as those with which all fiction writers are familiar.”