Donald Maass Workshop – Northwest Houston RWA

by Anna on August 2, 2013

The 2013 Lone Star Writer’s Conference

Coming October 5th 2013

Donald Maass

Presenter: Donald Maass
Topic: Writing 21st Century Fiction: High Impact Techniques for Exceptional Storytelling
Editors: Rachel Burkot, Assistant Editor, Harlequin – Romantic Suspense Line
Agents: Kevan LyonMarshal Lyon Literary Agency
Location: Houston Airport Marriott (IAH)
Date & Time: October 5, 2013; 9 am to 5 pm (registration and breakfast 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.)
Cost: $140

Writing 21st Century Fiction


Whether you’re a commercial storyteller or a literary novelist, whether your goal is to write a best-selling novel or captivate readers with a satisfying, beautifully written story, the key to success is the same: high-impact fiction. Writing 21st Century Fiction will help you write a novel for today’s readers and market, filled with rich characters, compelling plots, and resonant themes. Author and literary agent Donald Maass shows you how to:

Create fiction that transcends genre, conjures characters who look and feel more “real” than real people, and shows readers the work around them in new ways.

  • Infuse every page with an electric current of emotional appeal and micro-tension.
  • Harness the power of parallels, symbols, metaphors, and more to illuminate your novel in a lasting way.
  • Develop a personalized method of writing that works for you.

With an arsenal of thought-provoking prompts and questions, plus plenty of examples from best-selling titles, Writing 21st Century Fiction will strip away your preconceived notions about writing in today’s world and give you the essential tools you need to create fiction that will leave both readers and critics in awe.

Donald Maass founded the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York in 1980. His agency sells more than 150 novels every year to major publishers in the U.S. and overseas. He is the author of The Career Novelist (1996),Writing the Breakout Novel (2001), Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook(2004), The Fire in Fiction (2009) and The Breakout Novelist (2011). He is a past president of the Association of Authors’ Representatives, Inc.

Attending Agents/Editors:

Rachel Burkot is an Assistant Editor at Harlequinfor the Romantic Suspense Line.

Kevan Lyon is a founding partner of Marshal Lyon Literary Agency.


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