Saturday, May 02, 2009

What I'm Doing Today



Just got this in the mail yesterday. It's Donald Maass's newest book, The Fire in Fiction: Passion, Purpose, and Techniques to Make Your Novel Great.

I haven't bought a new writing book in a long, long time, so this is a little treat for me. Since it's from Maass, I'm hoping it has lots of good info in it. I'm sure it does.

I'll be reading this today - probably out on the deck since it is gorgeous outside - and also reading From Russia with Love. I'm so glad I gave Ian Fleming another chance - maybe Casino Royale was the exception to the rule, but he is a much better writer than I thought. I'm thoroughly enjoying this Bond book and I'm thrilled that I have several more to read after this. I always like it when I have a steady stream of something I enjoy.

I also will be diving into the manuscript today. I am very close to finishing - maybe this weekend will be the perfect opportunity to do just that.

Have a great Saturday!

10 comments:

  1. I just ordered that book today, I'll have it in my hands on Tuesday. Would love to know what you think of it.

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  2. Sounds like a great Saturday, and the book looks goo-ood. Hope you share with us how it reads.

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  3. Eeeh! Reading and Writing, some of my favorite things! LOL! Looks like you'll have an awesome Saturday! Jenni

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  4. Hope your day has gone well - it sounds perfect!

    I've seen a lot about Maass' new one here and there; it's one I'll likely pick up. Def let us know what you think!

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  5. Would love to hear what you think of the book! I just bought his Workbook for his other book. Now I'm curious about the new one!

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  6. I'll join the consensus here and look forward to your take on Maass' book. Good luck with the manuscript, hope you're finishing up right about now! Does that mean you'll be getting ready to query?

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  7. Yep, Joanne! Querying won't be far behind! But I have to write the dreaded query letter...ugh. Always fun. :-)

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  8. Donald Maas is brilliant, I shall have to order the book too.

    Happy writing.

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  9. I adore writing books, in fact, I'm addicted. And I'm contemplating another one now, which would be specifically geared toward the US market but I may try to apply the techniques over here - they UK markets would have a total shock as our queries aren't a patch on the detail of yours.

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  10. Ooh, a new Donald Maass book! I'll have to get that into my hot little hands. Would love to know what you think of it when you're done--

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