Thursday, June 11, 2009

Break Into Fiction

Since I took Dianna Love and Mary Buckham's Break Into Fiction workshop at the 2008 Silken Sands Conference on the Beach, I've been anticipating the release of their power-plotting book of the same title. I haven't been so excited about a plotting book since Donald Maas's Writing the Breakout Novel or Evan Marshall's The Marshall Plan for Getting Your Novel Published, both of which have been tremedous help on my writing journey.
June 18th marks the release of Break Into Fiction: 11 Steps to Building a Story That Sells. I have mine on pre-order, but I already recommend it to anyone who needs a new plotting technique. If you don't believe templates are the solution to your plotting problems, you obviously haven't seen Break Into Fiction. These ladies are pros!
Leading up to their release, the Break Into Fiction ladies are doing something special on their blog this week. From Monday to Friday, they are featuring Five for Five Writers Extravaganza: five great authors a day each talking about writing. Check out Monday's post for names like Suzanne Brockman, Catherine Mann, Niki Burnham, Joanna Campbell Slan, and Tina Ferraro. Tuesday's Five for Five featured Susan Wiggs, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Ed Gaffney, Marjorie Liu, and Heather Davis. Wednesday Lisa Gardner, C.J. Lyons, Karen White, Joanne Rock, and Ann Aguirre shared. Today Tess Gerritsen, Mae Nunn, Jane Porter, Megan Chance, and Angie Fox gave their insights. And I can only imagine what's in store for tomorrow.
Be sure to check out Five for Five because it's available this week only! And be sure to enter the drawing to win all kinds of good stuff. These ladies really know how to throw a release party!!!

1 comment:

Julia Hunter said...

I'm also a big fan of this workshop.

For those who are interested, Mary Buckham will be teaching the full two-day retreat onboard Carnival Cruise Lines in 2010. More details at