Break Into Fiction®: 11 Steps To Building A Powerful Story

Silver Hawk Press LLC
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Written by New York Times Bestseller Dianna Love and USA Today bestseller Mary Buckham, Break Into Fiction® is a workshop-in-a-book and the one resource all writers need to master the art of fiction.

Getting a book published is hard enough, but what about building a loyal reader base? It’s been said that nothing sells a book – to an editor or a reader – faster than a great story.

Whether you’re a plotter or a pantser (write by the seat of your pants), Break Into Fiction® is the book that will help you find the weak spots (sagging middles, unlikeable characters, slow pacing and more) in your fiction stories. Editing is key to any story, but it starts with the author. Writing fast means nothing if the final story isn’t sound. But the sooner you grasp the power points for a story, the faster you’ll be able to build a strong backlist. Now you have a way to improve your writing one easy step at a time.

This book is based on the popular workshops Mary Buckham and Dianna Love taught in the US and internationally to beginning writers, multi-published authors and even a Pulitzer Prize winner.

Their innovative method shows writers how to create stories of depth, excitement, and emotion with:

• Easy-to-understand templates that guide the new writer through building a novel and show more experienced writers how to deepen a plot and take a first draft to the next level much more quickly

• Reference examples from strongly-plotted popular genre films of suspense, classics, children, and romance

• Simple worksheets to build a strong story through Character-Driven™ plotting for any genre

• Troubleshooting tips that reveal how to find and fix holes that weaken the plot

• Insights from best-selling novelists representing a variety of fiction genres

• A bonus dialogue guide that reveals how to make a character come alive through conversation.

Break Into Fiction® is here to help aspiring-to-bestselling authors with a step-by-step guide!

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“These writers know their business and, what¹s more, know how to explain it. Break into Fiction® is solidly grounded in storytelling fundamentals, but then goes much farther into the practical detail that determines whether your book will bring a check or a rejection slip.”
--Jon Franklin, author of Writing for Story and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner
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About the author

USA Today bestseller Mary Buckham writes Urban Fantasy with attitude in her Invisible Recruits series starring Alex Noziak and KellyMcAllister. She is also the author of several non-fiction writing books, including Writing Active Setting and Writing Active Hooks. Prior to being published in book-length fiction, she was a magazine editor and contributing magazine editor. She is also a national writer’s workshop presenter, both online and at live workshops around the United States and Canada. For more about Mary, and her next fiction and non-fiction releases visit

New York Times bestseller Dianna Love started writing in her head as she worked over a hundred feet in the air creating spectacular marketing projects for Fortune 500 companies. The first book she put down on paper (as Dianna Love Snell) sold, then went on to win the prestigious RITA® award and her second release hit the New York Times bestseller list. She’s currently writing the bestselling Belador urban fantasy series and the Slye Temp romantic thriller series. Dianna is a national speaker who enjoys meeting writers and readers. For more on Dianna, and excerpts of her fiction, visit

Dianna and Mary coauthored the bestselling Red Moon Trilogy for young adults, writing as USA Today bestseller Micah Caida. For more on this series, visit

To stay up to date on Mary and Dianna’s highly successful writing programs and find out when the next Break Into Fiction® book will be released, visit And be sure to visit, where writers find all they need in one spot.
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Silver Hawk Press LLC
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Published on
Feb 3, 2015
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Juvenile Nonfiction / Language Arts / Composition & Creative Writing
Language Arts & Disciplines / Publishing
Reference / Writing Skills
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