Brandon, FL (PRWEB) May 21, 2004
With only a few hundred first novelists each year in the United States, competition among would-be novelists for those available slots with reputable publishers is fierce. Editors working for large publishers no longer cultivate promising novelists with flawed manuscripts but instead rely on literary agents to discover and present top talent for them. One of ManhattanÂs most experienced agents, Donald Maass, who sells more than one hundred novels a year to major publishers, will be in Philadelphia on June 26th and 27th to offer the keys to turning a so-so novel into something acquisition editors canÂt resist.
The two-day workshop, ÂWriting the Breakout Novel,Â features Donald MaassÂs ÂagentÂs-eyeÂ view on such vital elements of successful novels as character, plot and theme. He brings these concepts to life by involving seminar participants in exercises that enable writers to plumb the depths of their characters, deepen themes, strengthen point of view and voice, and more. ÂWriters love MaassÂs smart, funny style and his nuts-and-bolts approach,Â says Lorin Oberweger, whose company, Free Expressions, is sponsoring the Maass seminar and others nationwide.
MaassÂs seminar is also popular among experienced mid-list authors hoping to rise to bestseller ranks. As successful author Karen Leabo says, ÂIÂve written and sold forty novels, but Don Maass helped crystallize concepts IÂve heard over and over. I feel confident I can put the advice into practical use and reach that next level in my career.Â
The workshop will be held at the Hilton Philadelphia Airport, which is offering discounted rates to our students. The seminar cost is $229 before May 29th and $259 thereafter. Included are beverage breaks, lunch, an evening reception on Saturday, and beverage breaks on Sunday.
Anyone interested in the June seminar should call 866-I-WRITE-2 (866-497-4832) or visit the Free Expressions website at http://www.free-expressions.com.
Pre-registration is required for all seminars.
For: Free Expressions, 2420 W. Brandon Blvd., #198, Brandon, FL 33511
Contact: Lorin Oberweger, 866-497-4832, firstname.lastname@example.org
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