The Great Ones


Great novels – ones in which lightning seems to strike on every page – result from their authors’ refusal to settle for being ‘good.’ Great novelists have fine-tuned critical eyes. Perhaps without being aware of it, they are dissatisfied with sentences that are inadequate, scenes that merely do the job. They push themselves to find original turns of phrase, extra levels of feeling, unusual depths of character, plots that veer in unexpected directions,” (Donald Maass in WRITING THE BREAKOUT NOVEL p.7).

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