NEW YORK, June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Forge Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, is thrilled to announce today's on-sale availability of a new Forge Books hardcover, trade paperback, and e-Book title, WRITING THE BLOCKBUSTER NOVEL, by legendary literary agent, ALBERT ZUCKERMAN. He has worked with many bestselling authors, including Ken Follett, Olivia Goldsmith, Antoinette Van Heugten, and F. Paul Wilson. Bestselling authors including Dan Brown (The DaVinci Code) and Steven Pressfield (The Legend of Bagger Vance) credit Zuckerman's book as helping them hone their writing craft.
For this revised edition of WRITING THE BLOCKBUSTER NOVEL, Zuckerman has added an analysis of Nora Roberts's The Witness, which he uses, along with classic books like The Godfather, to illustrate his points. Zuckerman's commentary on Ken Follett's working outlines for The Man From St. Petersburg provide a blueprint for deepening plot, constructing subplots, and creating links between plot and character—all essential elements for a true blockbuster.
Building characters that live beyond the page, who exist both before and after a novel's "now" is another key skill for the successful writer. This edition also includes a new introduction and discussion on social media, self-publishing, and other aspects of contemporary publishing.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Albert Zuckerman has been a literary agent and book doctor to many bestselling writers, including Ken Follett, Michael Lewis, Olivia Goldsmith, Antoinette Van Heugten, and Stephen Hawking. Zuckerman has written novels and television scripts. He won the Stanley Drama Award for aspiring playwrights and taught playwriting at the Yale School of Drama before founding Writers House, an eminent literary agency.
WRITING THE BLOCKBUSTER NOVEL
By Albert Zuckerman
Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-0-7653-8246-7
$27.99 US | $38.99 CAN | 256 Pages
Trade Paperback ISBN-13: 978-07653-8247-4
$14.99 US | $20.99 CAN | 256 Pages
EBook Edition: 978-1-4668-8759-6|$9.99
On-Sale: June 14, 2016
Media Contact: Emily Mullen
Senior Publicist, Tor/Forge Books
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